In The Middle East and the Making of the Modern World (out this month), Cyrus Schayegh presents an innovative socio-spatial history that traces how different geographic areas and networks molded the Middle East from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
Really like this thing that Unity brought home recently, charting various artworks featuring trees in collections around the British Isles - such as one of my favourites, 'Milky Way' (1990) by Peter Doig in @natgalleriessco - and celebrating the cultural impact of our arboreal friends.
It's put together by Common Ground to mark this year's new Tree Charter recognising and protecting trees (on the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest), and it's nicely illustrated by Adam Dant @atelier_dant.
Ottoman Map of Sour/Tyr
(Walters manuscript W.658)
Piri Reis was a genius Ottoman navigator and cartographer. He was a “Reis” (captin), and in 1525 dedicated “Kitab-i Bahriyeh”, The Book of Navigation to Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. It contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing important ports and cities of the Mediterranean, Black, and Adriatic Sea, under Ottoman rule and other states.
On this map of Sour/Tyr, a city in southern Lebanon, one can clearly recognized the Tyr peninsula, “Liman Sour”, harbor of Sour, and “liman ‘Oqbah”, harbor of ‘Oqbah, as well as “Qal’at Sour Kharab”, and “’Oqbah Qadima Kharab”.
“Kharab” (destruction) is mentioned next to the names of the city because from the 16th till the 17th century, most of Sour was abandoned and two small fisherman villages occupied the peninsula. An island, to the north of Sour, “Jaziret Sa’da”, figures on the map, currently underwater.
The Piri Reis maps are an excellent source to study the geography, toponymy and nautical history of the Mediterranean Sea. #maps#nautical_maps#sea#coast#Ottoman_map#Piri_Reis#ottoman_empire#navigation#Sour#Tyr#Lebanon#levant#levantine#history#manuscript#navigate#mediterraneansea#heritage_and_roots#expand#explore
Happy birthday to My penpal Georgina who travels all over the world but requested a map a bit closer to home. Here's the Sunshine Coast, in unicorn rainbow colours.
I've got framed maps and greetings cards all for sale at @fire_monkey_arts @hotwallsstudios @number1hotwalls until the end of August. Or, request your own.
🔩🌪 BATTERN DOWN THE HATCHES // _________________.
Wow weee it is blowing a hurricane outside, lock yourselves in 👌
Be careful where you park, plenty of trees will be ready to topple over 🌲 ~
Have a safe and awesome weekend everyone! 😃🗺