Timeless Crimea: Looking at the Peninsula on Maps from Different Epochs

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Crimea appeared on ancient maps of many people from around the world and each time it looked different. The first attempt to place the peninsula on the world map was made by Pietro Veskonte from Venice in the 14th century. More attempts to depict Crimea took place at the end of the Middle Ages and at the onset of the Renaissance. Cartography, however, got a major impulse in Crimea during the Russian-Turkish wars, when the Russian Empire was in dire need of truly detailed maps of this key region of the northern Black Sea coast.