Historiography of Ottoman Europe

Πίναξ Γεωγραφικός τῆς τε Παλαιᾶς καὶ Νέας Ἐγνωσμένης Γῆς

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Translated Title
Geographical Map of the Ancient and Modern known World (English)
Transliterated Title
Pínax Geografikós tís te Palaiás kaí Néas Egnosménis Gís
Notaras, Chrysanthos [Χρύσανθος Νοταράς ] (1663-1731) | URL | URL | VIAF | ISNI
Brâncoveanu, Constantin (1654-1714) | URL | URL | URL | VIAF | ISNI
Publication Type
Modern Greek
Issued ca.
Place of Origin
2 sheets 87 x 54 cm twin hemispherical world map printed in Greek in Padua, in 1700. Held, as far as we know, only in private collections, it was published by Archmandrite Chrysanthos Notaras, a future Patriarch of Jersalem; according to the title, it was the “first time” such a map was issued in Greek. Dedicated to the Wallachian Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu († 1714), it was decorated with the portrait of the Prince and with the coat of arms of Wallachia. According to George Tolias, a reduced and simplified version, without the portrait of Brâncoveanu and the Wallachian coat of arms, was included in Chrysanthos’ Introduction to Geography and to the Spheres (Εἰσαγωγὴ εἰς τὰ Γεωγραφικὰ, καὶ Σφαιρικὰ / Introductio ad geographiam, et sphoeram) published in Paris, in 1716. However, other researchers believe that the 1700 map and the smaller 1716 map used different sources and therefore should not be treated as one and the same.
Other Version
Secondary Literature
The map was printed in Padua by the presses of Seminario Vescovile, in 1700. According to Igor A. Osipov, it served as model to Vasilij V. Kiprijanov’s Muscovite 1707 world map (98 x 66 cm – Глобус географический сиречь землеописательный иже из'являет четыре части земли, Африку, Азию, Америку, и Европу, нанеиже обитаем, и яже нас отовсюду об'емлет. Повелением во гражданской Типографии Лета Господня: 1707. В царствующем Граде Москве, Тщанием Василия Киприанова. Под назрением его превосходительства Господина Генерала Лейтенанта Иакова Виллимовича Брюса). In 1760, Grigorios Fatzeas, Archbishop of Philadelphia resident in Venice, published in his Geograhical Grammar (Γραμματικὴ γεωγραφικὴ) a world map engraved by Antonio Zatta, based on Chrysanthos’ 1700 edition. In 1797, Ioasaf of Iviron published in Vienna a 2 sheets 89 x 54 cm world map engraved by Ludwig Schmidt, based based on Chrysanthos’ 1700 edition.
twin hemispherical world map , world map , world map in Greek , Seminario Vescovile in Padua , Archmandrite Chrysanthos Notaras , Introduction to Geography and to the Spheres (Εἰσαγωγὴ εἰς τὰ Γεωγραφικὰ, καὶ Σφαιρικὰ) , Constantin Brâncoveanu , coat of arms of Wallachia , Vasilij V. Kiprijanov , Grigorios Fatzeas , Geographical Grammar (Γραμματικὴ γεωγραφικὴ) , Antonio Zatta , Ioasaf of Iviron , Ludwig Schmidt
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