The Medici-Lazara Map of Alanya

  title={The Medici-Lazara Map of Alanya},
  author={Roger A. Mason},
  journal={Anatolian Studies},
  pages={85 - 105}
  • R. Mason
  • Published 1 December 1989
  • History
  • Anatolian Studies
The discovery of a hitherto unknown map of Alanya dating from the early seventeenth century enables a comparison to be made between the very detailed fortifications that it depicts and those that are standing today. Such a comparative analysis should permit some inferences about the form of the Seljuk and early Ottoman fortifications that are now ruinous. The Italian military provenance of the map gives an opportunity to illuminate briefly the depredations of the Medici navy in southern and… 
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