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LOGARITHMIC TABLES / SCIENCE IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE / NAVY MATHEMATICS: لغرتما جداولي [Logaritma Cedâvili / Logarithmic Tables]

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This is an early Ottoman publication with the logarithmic tables, published by the Imperial Naval Press in Istanbul in the time of the Tanzimat.

 

8°. [30 pp.] lithographed text, [2 pp.] blank, 26 numbered book sections, with 8 pp. each (i. e.208 pp.) + 1 p. with tables, 45 pairs of tables (i. e. 90 pp.), 45 pairs of tables (i. e. 90 pp.), 38 numbered book sections, with 8 pp. each (i. e.304 pp.) + 5 pp. with tables, full-page imprint, contemporary marbled boards with brown calf spine, debossed silver ornaments and red label with lettering on the spine, original light blue endpapers (some sections printed on darker paper with irregular margins, sporadic pages uncut, sporadic old annotations in margins, old burn mark with a tiny loss of numbers in the inner side on one of the pages, binding slightly rubbed and bumped, with tiny loss of material around the spine and edges, inside in a good, clean condition).

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This is an early Ottoman publication with the logarithmic tables, published by the Imperial Naval Press in Istanbul in the time of the Tanzimat.

The logarithms were introduced in Istanbul by Şekerzade Feyzullah (died 1787), who was the first author to compose a Turkish text on logarithms in 1165 (1751-1752). In the next decades other texts appeared, always in manuscript versions and without the tables.

Logaritma Cedâvili were the first printed logarithmic tables with Arabic numbers, first issued by the Imperial Press of Engineering in Istanbul in 1789 as a booklet with tables only. With decades the charts got enlarged and an introduction was added. (Feza Günergun – Gaye Danışan – Atilla Polat Scientific instruments between East and West. Measuring Altitudes with an Alla Franca Instrument. The Ottoman Engineer Feyzi’s Treatise on the Portable Sextant, 2019, p. 73)

Our version with over 600 pages is a modernized and updated version with a lithographed introduction on the logarithms, issued by the Imperial Naval Press.

We could find two institutional examples on Worldcat, both housed in Turkish libraries  (Boğaziçi University Library, KOÇ University Library).

 

References: OCLC 949508621.

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