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Pag Island on Old Cartographic Presentations

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Author(s): Josip Faričić

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 47;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Pag Island (Croatia) | historical geography | map | cartography

ABSTRACT
Spatial-functional duality and physic-geographical diversity of Pag Island are the result of interaction between the key physical factors (karst relief and bora) and socio-economic development in two different administrative frames: Pag and Rab communities. The geographical position of the island on the boundary of Kvarner and Dalmatia determined the main trend of the historic-geographical development. Critical analyses of old cartographic representations enable the reconstruction of the dominant spatial processes, which influenced the landscape modelling. Additionally, on the basis of the geographical data represented on the ancient maps and charts, it is possible to re-enact the socio-economic relationships between Pag island and adjacent regions: Ravni Kotari, Velebit mountain area and Kvarner and other Zadar islands.

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