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To George Wakeman Esq, Consul for his Majesty the King of Great Britain, in the Island of Cyprus. This Map of the Island of Cyprus, is Dedicated by his Friend & Servant A. Drummond
London, Willamam Strahan,, 1754 - Stylianou, A. & J.: The History of the Cartography of Cyprus, No. 177 (fig. 167); Zacharakis 950; Ioannou Collection 76; Bank of Cyprus 53; Papavassilis 95; Navari 129. - Drummonds Zypernkarte Sehr große und seltene Karte von Zypern. Diese sehr detaillierte Karte basiert auf den Erkundungen von Alexander Drummond im Jahr 1745. Drummonds Karte wurde im Jahre 1754 in seinem Reisebericht 'Travels through different cities of Germany, Italy, Greece and several parts of Asia' veröffentlicht. Drummond hat Zypern zweimal bereist, erstmals im Jahre 1745, wo er im Haus des britischen Konsuls George Wakeman in Larnaca weilte, dem auch die vorliegende Karte gewidmet ist. Er hat versucht, die Fehler der früheren Kartographen zu korrigieren. Dennoch erwähnt Navari: "Die Form der Karte ist nur marginal besser als die von Pococke . Trotzdem ist sie eine der ganz wenigen, die auf persönlichen Beobachtungen während der türkischen Besetzung Zyperns basiert'. Stylianou fügte hinzu: 'Trotz seiner Mängel, ist Drummonds Karte eine Studie wert, vor allem wegen der Ortsnamen. Er nahm diese lediglich dem Gehör nach auf'. Die Karte wurde von J. S. Müller gestochen und ist mit einer Titelkartusche, einem Meilenzeiger und einer Kompassrose ausgeschmückt. - Sehr sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Hervorragende Erhaltung. Alte Faltspuren, da in einem etwas kleineren Buchformat veröffentlicht. - Drummond's map of Cyprus A very large and rare map of Cypus. This detailed map is based on the personal survey of Alexander Drummond during the year 1745. Drummond's map was published in 1754 within his travel report 'Travels through different cities of Germany, Italy, Greece and several parts of Asia'. Drummond has been travelled to Cyprus twice, first in 1745, where he stayed at the house of the British consul George Wakeman in Larnaca, to whom the present map is dedicated. He has tried to correct the mistakes of previous cartographers. Nevertheless Navari mentioned: 'The shape of the map is only marginally better than that of Pococke. Nonetheless, (it) is one of very few produced from personal observations during the Turkish occupation of Cyprus'. Stylianou notes to this map: 'In Cyprus, he was the guest of the British Consul in Larnaca to whom he dedicated the map of Cyprus he compiled during his travels in the island: To George Wakeman Esq.r, Consul for his Magesty the King of Great Britain, in the Island of Cyprus, This Map of the Island of Cyprus is Dedicated by his Friend & Servant A. Dru(m)mond. In the bottom right corner, outside the frame of the map, we have the signature of the engraver: J. S. M. Sculp. [J. S. Müller] Drummond went round the island following almost the same route as Pococke, but he did it the other way round, i.e. clock-wise. He also went across the island from Larneca to Nicosia. He also penetrated as far as the Monastery of Kykko which he marks as Madonna di Chekka. From his writings, it appears that he also had in mind old geographers and cartographers, whom he constantly tries to correct according to his geographical system as he expressly states, often with disastrous results. For example, in his account he remarks, Couclia I substitute in the place of Arsinoe upon the ancient charts and on his map he enters it as Covelia olim Cythera. Having done this, he then proceeds to fix old Paphos at the port of Baffo in his text, as well as on the map, as Paphos Antiqua. Paphos Nova in his text is entered as Baffo on his map, in the position of modern Ktima. In this way he is inferior to Pococke. The shape of the map is an advance on that of Pococke, but a retrogression as compared with the maps in the line of development of Iacomo Franco, Ortelius, Blaeu, Janssonius, Coronelli, although Drummond himself does not think so. From what he writes, he considers himself a better geographer and cartographer than his predecessors. As in the positioning of the places, so in the features of the island, he is constantly trying to correct them. Althou
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