Thursday, November 25, 2010

Eugene Peytie and the mapping of a Liberated Nation

Eugene Peytie was a topographer, head of a French Cartographic Mission in 19th century Greece

a newly independent country

full of conflicts

Peytie, instead of just producing topographic data

mapped the people and places too

the Ottomans

and the Greeks

blocked-off Churches

and the ruined neighborhood of Thission, on the outskirts of Athens

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