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  1. Cyprus at the Crossroads

    Geographical Perceptions and Representations from the Fifteenth Century
    Editing, Introduction: Gilles Grivaud, George Tolias
    Athens, 2014

    Being a key geographic, strategic, commercial and cultural crossroad, Cyprus attracted the interest of travellers, pilgrims, scholars, scientists and men of action, who contributed to the production and standardisation of representations of the Island in significant texts and maps, marking its position on the world’s historical, political and cultural ‘atlas’. This volume features 13 select papers from the 1st International Scientific Conference on the Greek World in Travel Accounts and Maps, organized by the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (Athens, October 2012).

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    €47.00 (VAT included)
  2. The World at Their Fingertips: Eighteenth-Century British Two-Sheet Double-Hemisphere World Maps

    Authors: Geoff Armitage with Ashley Baynton-Williams London, 2012 Between 1680 and 1807 several British publishers produced a sequence of double-hemisphere world maps, each printed on two conjoined sheets. The publishers of these world maps were the leading figures of the map trade at that time and had identified a ready market for maps of this type, which were aimed at a newly prosperous and upwardly aspiring class of purchasers. A peculiarly British phenomenon of this period, two-sheet double-hemisphere maps are important in the history of cartography for exemplifying how the map trade used the popular ideas of the Enlightenment to target an emerging market. The buyers were hungry for geographical information, but they were also eager to acquire status symbols to display as a statement of their intellectual pursuits. The scientific appearance of the maps was thus more important than geographical accuracy, which few of them achieved. This study is the first of its kind and will be essential in understanding the eighteenth-century British map trade as well as the economics of mapmaking and the emergence of new marketing techniques.
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    €60.00 (VAT included)
  3. Corsairs and Pirates in the Eastern Mediterranean, Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries

    Edited by Gelina Harlaftis, Dimitris Dimitropoulos and David Starkey
    Athens, 2016

    This volume features 10 select papers from the 2nd International Scientific Conference of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (Athens, October 2014). Chiefly based on primary archival sources, the essays in this edition offer a rich, vivid and accurate overview of piracy and corsairing, a phenomenon of significant impact on the historical, political, financial, juridical and cultural developments in the Eastern Mediterranean (and beyond) from the 15th century onwards. These select papers prove that those of us who insist on believing that pirates and corsairs were nothing more than unconventional, bohemian characters, in some romantic reverie that has little to do with our reality, should probably reconsider.

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    €40.00 (VAT included)
  4. Letters historic and entertaining on the past and present conditions of the Island of Cyprus written by Namindiù La Manon in Provence, Year 1785

    Editor: Rita C. Severis
    English translation: Sylvain Béraud
    Athens, 2007

    Manon, Aix en Provence, year 1785: Antonio Mondaini (alias Namindio or Namindiù) writes, in the Italian language, 14 significant letters on Cyprus. Travelling philosopher, keen observer, naturalist, geologist, antiquarian, scholar and poet, Namindiù thoroughly describes archaeological sites and presents the history of Cyprus as well as his experiences with the locals. The Cypriot countryside, its people and their habits are depicted in the most brilliant of colours. This edition is a true treasure of information on 18th-century Cyprus.

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    €55.00 (VAT included)
  5. Cyprus and the Levant: Rare Books from the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation

    Compiler: Leonora Navari
    Editor: Artemis Scutari
    Athens, 2016

    This collectible catalogue in three volumes takes us on a journey through the history and culture of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, with detailed descriptions of 782 of the most important rare editions and manuscripts from the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation collection, one of the most significant private repositories of works on Cyprus worldwide. The remarkable wealth of information and the beautiful illustrations encompassed in Cyprus and the Levant guarantee a rewarding experience for those who explore its pages.

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    €370.00 (VAT included)
  6. Cyprus: The Book of Maps. Annotated Catalogue of the Printed Maps of Cyprus, Volume 1: 15th-16th Centuries

    Compiler: Ashley Baynton-Williams
    Editor: Artemis Scutari
    Athens, 2016

    This volume is the first part of a new, 3-volume annotated catalogue designed to record every printed map of Cyprus within a span of 400 years, from ca 1485 to 1885. Along with the image and the technical features of each map, the user can find information on the map’s occurrence and/or reoccurrence in various editions, repositories that hold copies of the map and facts regarding its maker(s) and the context of its production, as well as connections with cartographic prototypes and derivatives. The first volume is devoted to the 15th and 16th centuries, while the forthcoming second and third volumes will cover the 17th to the 19th centuries.

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    €100.00 (VAT included)
  7. Sweet Land of Cyprus

    THE EUROPEAN CARTOGRAPHY OF CYPRUS (15th – 19th century)
    Compiler-Editor: Artemis Scutari
    Introduction: George Tolias
    Technical Advisor: Leonora Navari
    Athens, 2003

    A bilingual exhibition catalogue, in English and Greek, featuring rare books as well as unique manuscripts and maps about Cyprus. It covers the period from the late 15th to the late 19th century. The overall material has been structured into five sections, so as to display the development of cartography of the island alongside the unfolding of its history.

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    €45.00 (VAT included)
  8. Antonio Millo, Isolario

    Transcription & Translation: Agamemnon Tselikas
    Coordination: Leonora Navari
    Athens, 2006

    Antonio [da] Millo, a Greek sailor, then Admiral, from the island of Melos, created several isolarios (island books illustrated with maps), at the end of the 16th century. This volume is the first publication of Millo's Isolario. In addition to colour reproductions of all of Millo's beautiful maps and a transcription of his Italian text, the book also includes Greek and English translations of the manuscript original, introductory information and a full index. An edition of interest for anyone passionate about the Mediterranean and its islands.

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    €75.00 (VAT included)
  9. A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece, 1477-1800

    Christos G. Zacharakis
    3rd edition, fully revised and enlarged
    Athens, 2009

    3rd edition, fully revised and enlarged, with 3.910 entries and 2.000 pictures. The only cartobibliographical book about Greece and the surrounding area. It features Mainland Greece, the Archipelago, the Ionian Sea, Crete and Cyprus with its surrounding area. Maps of the Middle East depicting Cyprus and maps of the Balkans including parts of the Greek regions are also being presented for the first time.

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    €150.00 (VAT included)

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