Memory of the World

Georgia - Description of Georgian Kingdom and Geographical Atlas

Manuscripts and geographical atlas representing the first complete geographical description of Georgia's historical territory. They present the history of Georgia from the ancient periode till the 40s of the 18th century containing the history of the separate kingdoms and principalities of Georgia, their geographical descriptions and maps. The maps played a special role in studying the geography and the cartographical description of Caucasus and the territory of Georgia. They were also the basis for Europeans to acquaint themselves with the geography of Caucasus region.

Photos: © National Archives of Georgia