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GAUDRY, Albert & DAMOUR, Amédée. [Map of the agriculture of Cyprus]
Essai d'une Carte Agricole de L'Isle de Chypre... Paris, 1854. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, sheet 640 x 970mm. Linen fragile at folds.
A detailed map of the island, marking the different uses of the agricultural land, created when Napoleon III of France had plans to appropriate the island as a naval base with which to control the Eastern Mediterranean. A highly-influential map, with information still being used by cartographers when Cyprus became a British protectorate a quarter of a century later. IOANNOU COLLECTION: 83.
[Ref: 11615]    £2,200.00 ($2,959 • €2,499 rates)


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