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|Plate 17 from Die Bulgaren in ihren historischen, ethnographischen und politischen Grenzen by Ishirkoff & Zlatarski||Index no. 0048:0017|
The green-bordered text below is is the English version of the explanatory text, from the page facing the map. Another page on this site gives the full text in German, English, French, and Bulgarian.
This map is of Servian origin. On the original it bears the title "Territories inhabited by Servians" and forms a supplement to the book: "History of the Servian People, edited by Dmitri Dawidowitsch, and translated into French by Alfred Vigneron, Belgrad 1848." This history has originally appeared in Vlenna in 1828 whereas the new edition, also in French translation, was published at the cost of the Servian State; historians and geographers frequently make use of it. The fact that this work has been published at the expense of the Servian State and that it was translated in French leaves no doubt as to the full approval of its contents by the Servian Government of that time, and that the book was intended for use by foreigners in order that they should learn from it as well the history of Servia as the ethnological boundaries of the Servian race. As well on the map, as in the book to which it is added, not only Macedonia, but also the towns Nisch, Lesskowetz, Wranja, Pirot, even Prischtina and NoviPazar, are situated outside the boundaries of the Servian race.
The map is reprinted in fac-simile. Some colouring, however, having appeared indispensable because of the small-dotted line that bounds the districts inhabited by Servians being too thin on the original and not prominent enough on the reprint, we had to make more prominent by red colour the line of the southeast-boundary, of course accurately with the original and with the exactness of scientific map-drawing.
Keywords: Servia – Dawidowitsch
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