Map Maps of the Balkan Peninsula.

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Title

  • Maps of the Balkan Peninsula.

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. Maps of the Balkan Peninsula is Number 15 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 seven foldout maps and a table of treaties. Six of the maps are sheets from the General Map of Europe, compiled at the Royal Geographic Society under the direction of the Geographic Section of the General Staff, and printed in 1915 by the Ordnance Survey. The maps are of regions around seven major cities in or near the Balkans: Jitomir (Zhytomyr, Ukraine), Buda Pest (Budapest, Hungary), Bucuresti (Bucharest, Romania), Sofiya (Sofia, Bulgaria), Istambul (Istanbul, Turkey), and Athenai (Athens, Greece). Also included is a skeleton historical map of Southeast Europe that shows the entire Balkan Peninsula and its national frontiers as of December 1918, with earlier boundaries established by the Treaty of Berlin (1878), the Treaty of San Stefano (1878), and other treaties marked in red. The table of treaties, provided to explain the historical map, lists 20 treaties concluded between 1812 and 1918 that played roles in defining borders in the Balkans. The effects of each treaty, where relevant, are summarized for the seven Balkan countries: Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece, and Turkey. Several studies in the series deal with the Balkans, including, for example, The Jugo-Slav Movement (Number 14); Turkey in Europe (Number 16); and Montenegro (Number 19)." World Digital Library.

Names

  • Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section.
  • Great Britain. Ordnance Survey.
  • Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section.
  • Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

Created / Published

  • [London : H.M.S.O.], 1919.

Contents

  • 1. Jitomir -- 2. Buda Pest -- 3. București -- 4. Sofiya -- 5. Istambul (Constantinople) -- 6. Athenai -- 7. Skeleton map of South East Europe, scale 1:1,500,000 (showing historical boundaries in the Balkan Peninsula).

Headings

  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Territorial questions--Balkan Peninsula--Maps
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Balkan Peninsula--Treaties--Maps
  • -  Balkan Peninsula--Maps
  • -  Balkan Peninsula--Boundaries--Maps
  • -  Balkan Peninsula

Notes

  • -  Accompanied by supplementary sheet: Table of treaties affecting Balkan boundaries, to explain historical map. [1] sheet : table ; 32 x 38 cm.
  • -  Common title in upper margin of some 1:1,000,000-scale sheets: Europe, scale 1:1,000,000 -- International map, Europe 1:1,000,000.
  • -  Ed. statements in margins of some sheets, e.g.: Drawn and printed by the Ordnance Survey 1915 -- Corrections and additions Aug. 1917 -- Revised Jan'y 1916. Boundary revised Nov'r 1918 -- Provisional edition.
  • -  Portfolio title.
  • -  Publication date on portfolio: April 1919.
  • -  Relief shown by spot heights; relief also shown by contours and gradient tints on some sheets. Depths shown by gradient tints and soundings on some sheets.
  • -  Sheets variously include notes, adjoining-sheet index diagram, coverage map, pronunciation glossary, list of source-material "Authorities", and hypsometric tint diagram in margins.
  • -  Statement of attribution in lower margin of some sheets, e.g.: War Office, Jan'y 1912 -- War Office, December 1918 -- Compiled at the Royal Geographical Society under the direction of the Geographical Section, General Staff.
  • -  Table of contents on inside of portfolio.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  LC set originally classified in PreMARC database under: D6.G73 no. 15; later classified as G&M atlas under: G1995.G7 1919.
  • -  Some LC sheets torn at fold lines.

Medium

  • 7 maps : col. ; 60 x 69 cm. or smaller, on sheets 80 x 77 cm. or smaller, folded in portfolio 31 x 14 x 3 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G6800 s1000 .G7

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • map46000385

Online Format

  • image

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Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section, Great Britain. Ordnance Survey, Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section, and Royal Geographical Society. Maps of the Balkan Peninsula. [London: H.M.S.O, 1919] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/map46000385/.

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Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section, Great Britain. Ordnance Survey, Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section & Royal Geographical Society. (1919) Maps of the Balkan Peninsula. [London: H.M.S.O] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/map46000385/.

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Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section, et al. Maps of the Balkan Peninsula. [London: H.M.S.O, 1919] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/map46000385/>.