Map Ethnographical maps of Central & South Eastern Europe and Western Asia

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Title

  • Ethnographical maps of Central & South Eastern Europe and Western Asia

Summary

  • "In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Ethnographical Maps of Central & South Eastern Europe and Western Asia is Number 0 in a series of studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the conclusion of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. The book contains a collection of five foldout ethnographical maps. The maps are comprised of an "Ethnographical Map of Central and South Eastern Europe" in four sheets--Germany, Poland, Northern Italy, and Southeast Europe (Balkan Peninsula)--and a separate "Ethnographical Map of Eastern Turkey in Asia, Syria and Western Persia." On each of these maps, color codes are used to indicate the regions inhabited by people of the different nationalities and ethnic groups. The book also contains a four-page explanatory note about the map of the Balkans. As indicated in the note, the ethnic character of the various Balkan peoples and their distribution is discussed in Numbers 15-22 and Number 46 of the peace handbook series." World Digital Library.

Names

  • Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section, cartographer.
  • Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section, author.
  • Great Britain. War Office, publisher.
  • Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), cartographer.

Created / Published

  • [London] : War Office, 1917-December 1918.

Contents

  • Germany, ethnographical map -- Poland, ethnographical map -- Northern Italy, ethnographical map -- South east Europe, ethnographical map -- Map of eastern Turkey in Asia, Syria and western Persia (ethnographical).

Headings

  • -  Ethnology--Balkan Peninsula--Maps
  • -  Ethnology--Europe, Central--Maps
  • -  Ethnology--Middle East--Maps
  • -  Minorities--Balkan Peninsula--Maps
  • -  Minorities--Europe, Central--Maps
  • -  Minorities--Middle East--Maps
  • -  Balkan Peninsula--Boundaries--Maps
  • -  Europe, Central--Boundaries--Maps
  • -  Middle East--Boundaries--Maps
  • -  Balkan Peninsula
  • -  Europe, Central
  • -  Middle East

Genre

  • Maps

Notes

  • -  Accompanied by text: Note explanatory of the map showing the distribution of nationalities in the Balkan Peninsula (4 pages : ethnohistorical text, footnote ; 22 cm, folded to 12 x 14 cm)
  • -  Also shows international and imperial boundaries.
  • -  Includes note, indexed legend, ancillary map of population density, inset of population density (on Italy sheet), and sheet-index diagram.
  • -  Issued in a portfolio as Handbook no. 0 with date April 1919.
  • -  LC copy lacking "Map of eastern Turkey in Asia, Syria and western Persia" and portfolio.
  • -  Map of Eastern Turkey at scale 1:2,000,000 published by the Royal Geographical Society in 1910, with railways updated to 1917.
  • -  Relief shown by spot heights.
  • -  Shows ethnographic areas (color-coded) as before the effect of the Treaty of Versailles (1919).
  • -  Title from portfolio.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Medium

  • 5 maps : color ; 61 x 64 cm or smaller, folded to 12 x 20 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G6031.E1 s1500 .G7

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2016585164

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section, Cartographer, Author Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section, Publisher Great Britain. War Office, and Cartographer Royal Geographical Society. Ethnographical maps of Central & South Eastern Europe and Western Asia. [London: War Office, -December 1918, 1917] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016585164/.

APA citation style:

Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section, C., Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section, A., Great Britain. War Office, P. & Royal Geographical Society, C. (1917) Ethnographical maps of Central & South Eastern Europe and Western Asia. [London: War Office, -December 1918] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016585164/.

MLA citation style:

Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section, Cartographer, et al. Ethnographical maps of Central & South Eastern Europe and Western Asia. [London: War Office, -December 1918, 1917] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016585164/>.