Map Carta dimostrativa della Colonia Eritrea e delle regioni adiacenti alla scala di 1:250,000
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- Carta dimostrativa della Colonia Eritrea e delle regioni adiacenti alla scala di 1:250,000
- "Italy, a relative latecomer to the scramble by the European powers for African colonies, took control of coastal areas of present-day Eritrea in 1885. The Treaty of Wichale (Uccialli) of 1889, concluded with Emperor Menelik of Ethiopia, gave Italy sovereignty over the territory that the Italians called Eritrea, a name derived from Mare Erythraeum, the Roman designation for the Red Sea. The Italian government tasked the Florence-based Institute for Military Geography to produce detailed and precise topographical maps of the new colony. The institute published this map in 1896. The map consists of 16 sheets and covers all of present-day Eritrea, as well as part of eastern Sudan and part of northern Ethiopia. The Italian cartographic exploration of Eritrea reached its peak in 1909, by which time most of the on-the-ground topographic and geodetic activities were concluded. Various Italian government entities, including the Ministry of the Colonies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, continued to publish more detailed maps of Eritrea and adjacent countries throughout the early decades of the century." World Digital Library.
- Istituto geografico militare (Italy), cartographer
Created / Published
- [Florence, Italy?] : Istituto geografico militare, 1896-
- -- Cheren -- Massaua
- - Eritrea--Maps
- - Ethiopia--Maps
- - Italy--Colonies--Africa--Maps
- - Sudan--Maps
- - Eritrea
- - Ethiopia
- - Sudan
- - Additionally stamped in ink at lower right of title sheet: Oct 31 1952 Division of Maps [then in blue ink] cancelled.
- - Additionally stamped in red ink at lower right of title sheet: Military Information Division, Map Section.
- - Also shows part of eastern Sudan and part of northern Ethiopia.
- - Also stamped in blue ink at upper right of title sheet: War Department, Military Information Feb 26 1897 Divison Adjutant General's Office.
- - Annotations in blue pencil on verso of maps.
- - Each map includes diagram indicating sources of compilation.
- - Geographic coverage complete in 16 sheets.
- - Includes index map, text, and glossary on title sheet.
- - LC copy imperfect: All but 2 maps wanting.
- - Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Depths shown by soundings.
- - Sheets mounted on cloth.
- - Stamped in blue ink at upper right of title sheet: Despatch no. [blank space] U.S. Embassy, Rome [in manuscript red ink] Feby. 9 189 [in manuscript red ink] 7, Captain George P. Scriven, Signal Corps, Military Attache.
- - Title from title sheet.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
- 2 maps : colpr ; 45 x 43 cm + 1 title sheet (color ; 67 x 54 cm)
Call Number/Physical Location
- G8340 s250 .I8
- Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
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Istituto Geografico Militare , Cartographer. Carta dimostrativa della Colonia Eritrea e delle regioni adiacenti alla scala di 1:250,000. [Florence, Italy?: Istituto geografico militare, 1896] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008629057/.
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Istituto Geografico Militare, C. (1896) Carta dimostrativa della Colonia Eritrea e delle regioni adiacenti alla scala di 1:250,000. [Florence, Italy?: Istituto geografico militare] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008629057/.
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Istituto Geografico Militare , Cartographer. Carta dimostrativa della Colonia Eritrea e delle regioni adiacenti alla scala di 1:250,000. [Florence, Italy?: Istituto geografico militare, 1896] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008629057/>.