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Rigas' Charta

Artemis Scutari, Director of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation

A rare historical document from the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Collection (M.0287):

Rigas’ ‘Map of Greece’ is a large 2x2m map. It consists of 12 sheets which, when joined together, depict the entire Balkan Peninsula complete with its place names and numerous mythological and historical references. It was printed in 1797 in Vienna (Austria) and embodies the vision of author and revolutionary Rigas Velestinlis (1757-1798) for a united Balkan confederation, liberated from Ottoman rule.

This presentation was put together by Artemis Scutari, Director of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation.