This publication focuses on an important, yet widely unknown, issue; that of the two main versions of Righas Charta (1797). The two main types of versions of the Charta (along with some slight variations) have been discovered in 2008 using digital analysis methods. The existence of different types still remains historically unexplained. ... “The Righas' Charta: two faces” exhibition and its accompanying volume introduce the versions of Charta to the public and to scholars.
Livieratos, Evangelos. (2017). The Righas' Charta, the two faces: a new reading of the map. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Library & Information Centre.
Two collections of rare French manuscript maps of the late 17th century are presented in this publication. The maps were designed by Louis XIV’s engineers and represent the Cycladic Archipelago. This publication reveals unknown issues of the Aegean Archipelago cartography, as well as a relatively less documented European mapping history period. The 1685-1687 French cartographic activities in the Aegean was the prerequisite of an eventual offensive military operation against the Ottoman Empire, which at the time was involved in a long war against the 'Holy League' (1683-1699). In this publication both collections of maps are presented, the one kept at the Aristotle University (Trikoglou Library) and the second at the Service historique de la Défense of France. The maps are the result of the cartographic surveys by the engineers Raseau (Trikoglou Library) and Pétré (Service historique de la Défense). The manuscript maps are unique worldwide as cartographic artworks but also as exceptional examples of insular 17th century cartography.
Livieratos, Evangelos. (2018). Archipelago 1685-1687 in the maps of Louis XIV. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Library & Information Centre.
Every Aegean island, big or small, has its own stories, its narratives, its names, its images, its maps. Short stories with maps and interesting highlights from the life and the history of the THERA/Santorini island constitute the contents of the "Lunate-shaped island". The publication is a modular narrative of 14 stories, 14 map-inspired journeys to the long history of the Thera/Santorini island, starting from the 1500 A.D. till the interwar period.
The publication includes summaries of the 14 stories in English.
Livieratos, Evangelos. (2019). Lunate-shaped island. 14 short stories with maps about Thera/Santorini Island. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Library & Information Centre.
In this publication, the story of 19th century cartography of Greece is briefly presented focusing on the period after the establishment of the Hellenic Military Geographical Service (HMGS) in 1889. The book is based on the exhibition 130 Years Mapping Greece-We surveyed the past, we trace the future. Honoring the 130th anniversary of the HMGS, the AUTh Library in cooperation with the AUTh Laboratory of Cartography & Geographic Analysis (AUTh CartoGeoLab) organized the exhibition which was curated, authored, and edited by AUTh Professor Emeritus Evangelos Livieratos. The publication narrates the history of cartography in Greece since the period of the country's first Governor Kapodistrias, and includes eight cartographic stories before, during, and after the year 1889. The publication is completed with the unknown story of A.N. Mavrokordatos (1862-1895) who served as the cartographer of the first topographic maps entirely made by the Greek military before 1889. The publication also includes a short historical sketch by Professor Ioannis Tzifopoulos, Chair of the Library Committee, on Alexander the Great's army cartographers, known as bematistes or pacers.
The publication includes summaries of the 8 stories in English.
Livieratos, Evangelos. (2020). Mapping the country's land: On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the Hellenic Military Geographical Service 1889-2019. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Library & Information Centre.
All AUTh Library publications in a collectible box set and at a special price!
The box includes the following publications: The Righas' Charta, the two faces: a new reading of the map , Archipelago 1685-1687 in the maps of Louis XIV , Lunate-shaped island. 14 short stories with maps about Thera/Santorini Island , Mapping the country's land: On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the Hellenic Military Geographical Service 1889-2019.
All publications are in Greek. You may find them at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, either at the Central Library or at the University 'Logotypos' store (2310 995309). You can also find them in selected bookstores.
More info regarding the acquisition and ordering of the books: Acquisitions' Office, Angeliki Chatzigeorgiou, +30 2310 995348.