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Неизвестен план на Търново от 1857 г.
Unknown City Plan of Tarnovo from 1857

Author(s): Ivan Rusev, Bernard Lory
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history, Geography, Regional studies, Regional Geography, Historical Geography, Maps / Cartography, Comparative history, Diplomatic history, Economic history, Ethnohistory, History of ideas, Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Social history, Modern Age, 19th Century
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Guillaume Lejean; Tarnovo; geography; cartography; city plan

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a newly found city plan of Tarnovo, which was composed in 1857 by the Brittany-born geographer and cartographer Guillaume Lejean. The city plan was found at a Paris bouquiniste in 2018. As it is unsigned, the article offers some arguments supporting its attribution to Lejean. When he visited the old Bulgarian capital in the spring of 1857, he collected data, which he published and used as a basis for drawing the plan. This is the best among the city plans (maps) of Tarnovo to be composed until the late 1870s, both as a work of cartography and in terms of its historical information and artistic value.

  • Issue Year: 28/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 8-22
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian