[SALMON'S MAP OF CYPRUS] Survey of Cyprus administration map. Scale of 4 miles to one inch = 1/253440.
Compiled and drawn under the direction of [LIEUTENANT COLONEL] F. J. SALMON, (Director of Land Registration and Surveys, Cyprus, 1932)., Ordnance Survey, Southhampton, 1958.
Revised Third Edition of this rare map of Cyprus, made by Salmon, who was the director of Cypriot land registration and surveys. "Shows grid, district boundaries, heights in feet, railways, roads (2 categories), antiquities, ancient sites.". / "Shows district boundaries, towns and cities, roads (2 categories), railroads, ancient sites and antiquities, and dry streams. Relief is shown by contours, gradient tints, and spot heights. Earlier Edition: 1952.". (OCLC). "In December 1926, in a memorandum to the Colonial Office on vacant surveying positions in the colonies, Palestine and Cyprus were mentioned at the end of a group of Mediterranean colonies; that is there was a group of Mediterranean colonies, and also Cyprus and Palestine [.] Only in 1929 was an Imperial project involving Palestine and Transjordan, brought up at the committee (Colonial Survey Committee). This was the experimental aerial survey for determining the route of the Haifa - Damascus railway, which was presented as a model for mapping from aerial photographs [.] Among the important things reported to the Colonial Survey Committee was the reconnaissance conducted by Colonial Winterbotham, the Chief of the GSGS, in the survey departments of the colonies in 1929, a trip that had been encouraged in the first Conference of Empire Survey Officers in 1928 [.] ... how much Salmon [F. J.] expected from Winterbotham's visit to Ceylon a short time before he was to take over the directorship of the small survey department of Cyprus.". (Source: The Survey of Palestine Under the British Mandate, 1920-1948).
Original color map. Folded in original wrappers. Fine. Elephant folio. (58 x 89 cm). In English. Survey of Cyprus administration map. Scale of 4 miles to one inch = 1/253440. Compiled and drawn under the direction of F. J. SALMON, (Director of Land Registration and Surveys, Cyprus, 1932). Revised Third Edition. Second in 1950.