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AFRICA / AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AMERICA / SOUTH POLE: سعدى عبدالقادر لر قطعه آفريقا و آستراليا آمريقا، جنوبى اجاه جوغرافيا عمومى [Umumi coğrafya ile Cenubî Amerika, Avustralya ve Afrika Kıtaları / Basic Geography. Continents South America, Australia and Afr



A rare, richly illustrated book in Ottoman script on Africa, North Pole, Australia and South America.

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8°. 460 pp. in Ottoman script with images and maps within text, [2], 8 pp. [index], contemporary grew binding with grey embossed paper boards, gilt embossed decoration on the cover, black cloth spine, contemporary taxation stamps on the cover and last page, brown  (slightly age-toned and stained, some minor folds, hardly noticeable pin holes in the last pages, soft old pencil annotations in some margins, otherwise inside in a good, used condition, binding heavily worn with loss of paper on boards, gilt decoration heavily worn).

A richly illustrated geography book on Africa, Australia and South America was published for educational purposes in Istanbul in 1925.

The book starts with a test on the basic geography, accompanied by drawings and photos. This is followed by the geography of the world with images of different landscapes, maps and climate zones, a chapter on the evolution of humans, and a lengthy text on the north pole, all accompanied by maps and images.

The second chapter (circa 170 pages) with its own title page is dedicated to Africa, third (circa 60 pages) to South America and fourth (circa 40 pages) to Australia. All the chapters are richly illustrated with maps, including thematical maps, and illustrations of landscapes, houses of inhabitants, flora and fauna etc. All the countries are presented in their contemporary opposite to a historical state.

Abdülkadir Sadi was an author of Turkish geography and history books and participated at the modern atlas of Turkey in 1928.

We could only trace one example on Worldcat (KOÇ University Library, bound together with another book, OCLC 1030060672). One example of the second edition from 1926 is held at the Boğaziçi University Library (OCLC 949547455).

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