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Four Lakes from Mercator's Map of Croatian Regions and Causes of their Extinction

Author(s): Krešimir Kužić

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Croatia | map-drawer | G. Mercator | M. Kolunić-Rota | Knin | Sinj | Krka | Cetina | lake | swamp | Little Ice Age | precipitation | deforestation | erosion | infilling | drainage

The author proves the existence of four lakes on a Mercator's map from AD 1593. In the first part he explains the genesis of the map. The causes why the lakes disappeared and when it happened were adduced in the second part of the paper.

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