Historical Maps: Abkhazia at various times in history

>> http://gallery.abkhazworld.com/#4.41 The maps included here give an idea of the frontiers of Abkhazia at various times in history. The Abkhazians call their capital /Aqw'a/, but it is more usually known in other languages as Sukhum (Sukhum-Kalé or Sukhum-Kaleh in the period of Turkish influence along the Black Sea's eastern coast; /soxumi/ in Georgian). The ending -i in the form /Sukhumi/ represents the Georgian Nominative case-suffix, and it became attached to /Sukhum/ from the late 1930s when (Georgian) Stalin (Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili) and his Mingrelian lieutenant in Transcaucasia, Lavrent'i Beria, began to implement a series of anti-Abkhazian policies. Abkhazians today, for obvious reasons, resent the attachment of this element from the language of a people they see as oppressors. Selected Maps

from "Parte Occidentale Dell' Europa" with "Parte Orientale dell' Europa." From Atlante Veneto. Venice, ca. 1691 - Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

from: Carte d'Europe dressee pour l'usage de Roy sur les itineraires anciens et modernes et sur les routiers de mer assujetis aux observations astronomiques par G. Delisle Premier Geographe de S.M. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. A Paris, chez l'Auteur Quay de l'Horloge avec Privilege, May 1724. - Author: Lisle, Guillaume de - Date: 1724 - World Atlas

from: Premiere partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Turquie, l'Arabie, la Perse, l'Inde en deca du Gange et de la Tartarie, ce qui est limitrophe de la Perse et de l'Inde. Publiee sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans, Premier Prince du Sang. Par le Sr. d'Anville, MDCCLI. - Author: Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon - Publisher: J.B.B. D'Anville. Paris - Date: 1751

from: Premiere partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Turquie, l'Arabie, la Perse, l'Inde en deca du Gange et de la Tartarie, ce qui est limitrophe de la Perse et de l'Inde. Publiee sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans, Premier Prince du Sang. Par le Sr. d'Anville, MDCCLI. - Author: Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon - Publisher: J.B.B. D'Anville. Paris - Date: 1751

from: Karte des Kaukasischen Isthmus. Entworfen und gezeichnet von J. Grassl, 1856. (with Tiflis und Umgebung). (with Anapa und Umgebung). (with Batum und Umgebung). Stahlstich, Druck und Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts in Hildburghausen, (1860)

from: Asia Minor, the Caucasus & the Black Sea. London atlas series. Stanford's Geogl. Estabt. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., (1901) World Atlas [The Abkhazians call their capital /Aqw'a/, but it is more usually known in other languages as Sukhum (Sukhum-Kalé or Sukhum-Kaleh in the period of Turkish influence along the Black Sea's eastern coast; /soxumi/ in Georgian). The ending -i in the form /Sukhumi/ represents the Georgian Nominative case-suffix, and it became attached to /Sukhum/ from the late 1930s when (Georgian) Stalin and his Mingrelian lieutenant in Transcaucasia, Lavrent'i Beria, began to implement a series of anti-Abkhazian policies. Abkhazians today, for obvious reasons, resent the attachment of this element from the language of a people they see as oppressor.

Other maps: http://gallery.abkhazworld.com/#4.41 Maps from EuroAtlas Map of Europe in Year 800, Southeast - Kingdom of Abkhazia - EURATLAS.com http://www.euratlas.com/travel_time/europe_south_east_0800.html

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