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Ethnographic maps of Macedonia
Brailsford - English Henry Noel Brailsford - Macedonia, it's races and their future, 1906
Boue - French Map of A. Boue, French (1840).
A traveler and scholar who edited in 1840 his cornerstone piece "La Turquie d'Europe".
He traced almost precisely the borderlines separating the different races in Macedonia.
Safarik - Czech Map of T.Safarik, Czech (1842).
The famous Slavicist provides valuable data concerning the territories inhabited by Bulgarians on the Balkans and, particularly, in Macedonia.
Stieler-Berghaus The Balkans in 1873.
(Source: Stieler-Berghaus E., Atlante scolastico per la geografia politica e fisica, Carta de’ popoli europei, tav. n. 14, G. Perthes-Gotha, ed. 1873)
Mackenzie and Irby - English Map of G. M. Mackenzie and A.P. Irby, British (1867). The two ladies, Mackenzie and Irby, traveled through the Balkans to explore the ethnography of the peninsula.
Sax - Austrian Map of K. Sax, Austrian (1878). Karl Sax was a consul of the Austria-Hungary Empire at Adrianople. He was well acquainted with Balkan affairs and had cultivated an intellectual interest in cartography. He made use of previous maps and official reports of populations by Austrian and Bulgarian offices.
Brittish 1942 British P.C.G.N. (1942). The Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use produced this map in 1942. The method used was a simple shading of linguistic zones.
Map of H. Kiepert, German (1876) Map of H. Kiepert, German (1876). Kiepert was a professor at the University of Berlin. He had knowledge of Balkan history. He also inquired in official sources in Istanbul and was influenced by the Greek historian P. Aravantinos (1856-7).
Map of G. Lejean, French (1861) Map of G. Lejean, French (1861). Lejean was sent in a journey to the Ottoman Empire to gather information for the French government. His observances of the ethnic composition of the areas he visited produced this map.
Racial map of central and South Europe, from F. W. Putzgers Historischer Schul-Atlas, 1905 Racial map of central and South Europe. Taken from F. W. Putzgers Historischer Schul-Atlas, 1905
Europe ethnoses Racial map of Europe. From "National Alumni" 1923, vol.7
Slavs Etnographical map of Slavs, end of 19th beginning of 20th century.
Peoples and languages in Europe German map of the peoples and languages of Europe, end of 19th century
Turkey ethnographical Ethnographical map of Turkey in Europe, 19th century
Races of the Balkan Races of the Balkan peninsula, Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1923
Ethnic Macedonia, 1914, German map Linguistic Divisions of Europe in 1914
Macedonia 1912 Ethnographic map of Macedonia, 1912, presented by Iordan Ivanov
The ethnicity of the villages around Skopje The ethnicity of the villages around Skopje in the last years of Turkish rule.
(Source: Makedonien, Landschafts- und Kulturbilder., Schultze Jena, 1927)


Note: As you can see, not all of the maps are in their original variants. On this page - Balkans ethnographic history maps you can purchase some of them. It contains the maps of Ami Boue, Lejean , Sax, Mackensie and Irby.


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