Wednesday, 17 January 2007

The 'strange maps' blog!

A website called strange maps is a collection of web maps that its editor found weird, strange, and interesting. So far about 60 are listed. Worth to visit and comment.

Thursday, 11 January 2007

Digitized Holy Land Maps

The JNUL (Jewish National and University Library), David & Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project is pleased to announce the opening to the public of the digital collection: Holy Land Maps. This project, based on the Eran Laor Cartographic Collection at the JNUL, contains over 1,000 maps dating from 1462 through the early 20th century.
Each map is presented in a variety of image formats, including the zoomable MrSid format (which requires a special plug-in, available atthe project site). The maps are arranged both chronologically and by persons (cartographers, engravers, etc.). A number of maps are arranged by specific locations such as Acre or Mount Tabor (maps of Jerusalem arein a separate, previous, site). The bilingual site also contains an introduction and links to relatedsites. Each map is accompanied by detailed bibliographic data.
Information by: Elhanan Adler

Tuesday, 9 January 2007

Antonio Millo Isolario

A fresh publication from Greece:
The manuscript Isolario by Antonio Millo, dedicated to Signor Sforza Palavicino (1582) was recently published in Greece, thanks to the collector Sylvia Ioannou, possesor of the original.
In the 300 pages high quality volume, Millo's isolario is reproduced in facsimile (the original italian text is transcribed for easier reading), with translations in Greek and in English. Agamemnon Tselikas, made the Italian transcription and the translation in Greek; Eleni Agathou the translation in English. With contributions by George Tolias, Leonora Navari and Artemis Scutari.
A real jewel! (Try a view of sample pages)
ISBN 978-960-87792-2-8, Athens 2006, 205x280 mm.
Conctact: Artemis Scutari