Rouben Galichian gives an illustrated presentation of maps of the past 2600 years, showing a country called Armenia has existed in the same area from then to the present time. For six to seven centuries when Armenia did not exist as a sovereign entity, the name Armenia continued to appear on almost all maps over the region from the Euphrates River, Mush, west of Lake Van to the confluence of the Kura and Arax rivers in the east. The maps shown have been taken form the rich cartographic collections of various countries in the West, as well as the Middle East.
Author of many books showing how Armenia is represented in historic maps as well as contemporary political map-making, Rouben Galichian’s first book on the subject was Historic Maps of Armenia: the Cartographic Heritage (IB Tauris), later translated into Armenian and Russian. Born in Tabriz, Iran, Galichian has devoted many years to his love of maps and history, publishing and lecturing on the subject in the US, UK, Turkey, Armenia and across Europe.
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