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Plate 23 from Die Bulgaren in ihren historischen, ethnographischen und politischen Grenzen by Ishirkoff & Zlatarski Index no. 0048:0023
The Ethnological Map by Professor Erben (1868)  —  Mapa Slovanského Světa

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23. – The Ethnological Map by Professor Erben (1868).

The Bohemian writer, Jaromir Erben (1811-1870), was a good authority on Slavic language, history and mythology. He has written valuable studies on Slavic mythology. His map "Mapa Slovanskègo Svèta" is not original. As Erben himself remarks in the subtitle, it has been drawn by himself according to ethnological information provided by several authors. The maps by Schafarik, Lejean and the Russian map by Mirkowitsch (1867) have been most frequently ade use of. Erben's map appeared as appendix to a Bohemian review for the purpose of acquainting the Bohemians with the expansion of the Slavs in Europe.

Just on account of its compiled character this map is published here, as it is impossible to reprint all maps used by Erben. Of course only the part relating to the Balkan peninsula, enlarged nearly to double the size, has been reproduced here, accuracy and colours being as in the original.

According to this map, all Macedonia, the region of Nisch, and the Dobrudja are territories whose Slavic inhabitants are denoted as Bulgarians.

Keywords: SlavsErben

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