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The Pines of Olympus (Troodos), 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018B/8

Scope and Contents

180 x 116 mm. Autotype. A fine landscape photograph showing pines on the slopes of Mount Troodos, with a figure standing beside a felled tree in the foreground: 'Cyprus was anciently famed for the luxuriance of its forests ... This timber has now, alas! almost wholly disappeared, at any rate from the level ground... ; but pine forests may, nevertheless, still be found in the remoter regions to the eastward, as well as on the higher elevations north and south of Mesorea. Many of the trees there attain colossal proportions, and the forests might yet afford an abundant supply of timber for shipbuilding purposes, were it not of far greater importance to leave them undisturbed that so they may [sic] increase the rainfall over the island, and absorb the noxious, fever-breathing gasses with which the atmosphere is occasionally charged' (Thomson 1879, vol.2, p.35).


  • Creation: 1878


Conditions Governing Access

From the File:

The volume is located at: RCS.Cob.18.122.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Finding aid date

2003-04-30 12:06:02+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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