The Cartography of Russia: Legends, Myths and Secrets
11/10/2012 - 6:30 PM
With Dr. Denis Khotimsky, a map collector and scholar.
Where was Russia in the 16th century? Or in other words, what did medieval mapmakers mean while inscribing names like Russia, Moscovia, or Tartaria on their maps? This illustrated talk examines the fate of antique maps of Russia during the subsequent historical periods: obscurity in the 19th century Russian Empire, secrecy in the 20th century Soviet Union, and controversy in the 21st century Russian Federation. Finally, the presenter will touch upon specific topics that most often form a core of legend and myths surrounding cartography of Russia.
This event is co-sponsored by the New York Map Society.
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