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Exhibition of ancient maps opened in the capital of Kazakhstan

An exhibition entitled "Maps and Travel: presentation of Kazakhstan to Europe" is held in Astana. The exhibition includes old maps of Kazakhstan, from the time of Alexander the Great and ending the era of Queen Victoria. They cover the first pilgrims routes through Central Asia, some copies are supplied with sketches of domestic scenes.

Visitors had the opportunity to look at the Kazakhstan map and its history through the eyes of travelers from Western Europe who visited the country for over two millennia. In addition to 13 rare maps of Kazakhstan, charts and notes of travelers, their diaries, and drawings are displayed.

The exhibition presents unique original maps from the private collection of Nigel Gould-Davies. He is a Doctor of Political Science. First he taught at Oxford University, after which for 10 years he was in the British diplomatic service. Since 2010, Nigel Gould-Davies worked in Astana. Personal acquaintance with the country and its culture inspired him to create the collection, which has absorbed almost all ancient map of Kazakhstan.

Digital cartography and GPS navigation 11-06-2012