A Rare Greek Independence Propaganda Map
Propaganda map of the Island of Rhodes, from Ivan Petrov's Atlas of the holy struggle of the Greeks for Independence" [ "Ατλας Τον Υπερ Ανεζαρτηησιας Ιερο Των Ελληνων Αγωνος"], published in Leipzig.
Ivan Petrov was a Russian philhellene, whose mother was Greek. He was an artillery officer and later became a journalist and editor of a periodical supporting Greek interest entitled "Anatoli."
Petrov settled in Greece in 1882 and devoted the rest of his life to historical studies. He published his idiosyncratic "Ατλας Τον υπερ Ανεζαρτηησιας Ιερο Των Ελληνων Αγωνος"in 1886.
The maps give details of the roles of the various islands and areas of Greece during the Greek War of Independence. Some islands are identified as traitors and removed from their island groups and illustrated separately.