Carte de l'Isle de
Cypre, sixteenth century(?), published in 1764 by Nicholas Bellin.
Cyprus is oriented with west to the bottom of the map. The map differs somewhat from those of
Mercator and Bleau from about the same period.
Horatio Herbert Kitchener
The first Earl Kitchener
was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1871. It was in his
capacity as an engineer that he made the survey of Cyprus that is
commemorated by this stamp.