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Small treasures on display

As of tomorrow the Opus 39 Gallery in Nicosia will have small treasures on display until February 27.

The exhibition will give a closer look at our island by featuring a collection of old maps, books, engravings and decorative items from a private collection. These small treasures are of historical, political and social importance to Cyprus and its past.

The collection includes a set of the six engravings about Cyprus by Louis-Francois Cassas depicting aspects of Kerynia, Larnaca, Famagusta, Bellapais and St. Hilarion. You will also be able to view maps of Cyprus by the French Friar Vincenzo Coronelli, Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher William Blaeu, Dutch cartographer Gerard Van Keulen and French geographer and cartographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D’Anville.

On display you will also find four copper engravings by Dutch artist and traveller Cornelis de Bruijn and books on Cyprus, including Voyage en Orient by Stephanie De Bruijn.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by the president of the Red Cross, Fotini Papadopoulou.

Small Treasures
Exhibition of engravings, maps, books and decorative items. Opens February 10 at 7.30pm until February 27. Opus 39 Gallery, 21 Kimonos Street, Nicosia. Monday: 5pm-8pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10.30am-12.30pm and 5pm-8pm. Tel: 22-424983

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