Turkey


Turkey

Turkey in 32 historical maps
1480-2010

 

Item: e-Atlas
Edition: 1st, 2016
Language: English
Pages: 110
Format: PDF
File size: 17 Mb 
Author: T-O-Maps

 

The name Turkey refers to Land of the Turks. The name for this ethnic group was first used by the ancient Greek and means "(strong) owner". Turkey was also described by Ptolemy in  his Geographia (150AD). The accompanying maps were worked out again by European cartographers at the end of the 15th  century. Numerous separately printed maps of the country appeared in the following centuries. The western part of present-day Turkey was named Asia Minor  (Little Asia) or (A)Natolia  - meaning East or "sunrise" -  on 16th and 17th century maps.

 

 

 

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