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OTTOMAN ATLAS: مكمل و مفصل جعرافيا عمومى اطلاسى

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[Mükemmel ve Mufassal Co‎ğrafya-yı Umumi Atlası /  Complete and Detailed General Geographical Atlas]

 

8°, [8 pp.], 188 pp.,, [4 pp.], interleaved page between p. 28-29, 37 colour lithographed double paged maps (complete) including one plate with two maps and one folding map, original blue binding with debossed lettering and decoration (sporadic old annotations in Ottoman, one map (Asia) split in half with a small loss of image in the middle, repaired tear in the fold of the map of Germany, binding slightly scratched and worn, spine partly renewed).

 

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A uncommon detailed small atlas, made by the late Ottoman cartographer Mehmed Eşref, includes detailed information and statistics on the Ottoman and world geography, population, telegraphs finances, post and transportation.  This is a rare first edition from 1324/1908. The Atlas was reprinted twice the following year and again in 1330 (1914).

The double page maps showcase: 2 celestial charts, map of the world, European part of Russia, Great Britain, Iberian Peninsula, Denmark & Switzerland (single page maps), Benelux, Scandinavia, Asia, Turkey with Levant, Arabian Peninsula with an inset map of the Suez Canal, Red Sea with an inset map of the Suez Canal, Germany, political map of the world (folding), statistical charts, chart of highest mountains and ocean depths, chart of river lengths, Europe, Balkan Peninsula, Austro-Hungary, Italy with an in-set map of Naples, France with an in-set map of Paris and Corsica, Iran with neighboring countries, Indochina, India and Mainland Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Korea, Indonesia, Africa, Libya, central western coast of Africa, South Africa with Madagascar, America with an in-set map of New York, United States, the Caribbean, South America with an in-set map of the Panama Canal, and Australia with Oceania.

 

References: OCLC 67048083, 780211993 (including eBooks); Osmanlı coğrafya literatürü tarihi. History of geographical literature during the Ottoman period, 2000, pp. 472-473.

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