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OTTOMAN SCHOOL ATLAS OF AFRICA آفريقا [Arika / Africa]

320.00

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8°. 22-29 pp., facing pages marked with the same number, with colour lithographed plates, printed covers, stapled (small tears in margins, some sheets including the wrappers loose, staple rusty and broken, soft folds, slightly age-toned and stained, otherwise in a good used condition).

 

An unusual Ottoman geography exercise book, focusing on Africa, was published for students.

Each map, showcasing different parts of the continent, is not marked with any names and has a juxtaposed chart with pale outlines of the coasts. The maps and charts were supposed to be filled with information, gained from the lectures and literature. The atlas was, according to the back cover, published separately, as a part of a series of 6 pamphlets with maps of Europe (2 pamphlets), Asia (1 pamphlet), Africa (2 pamphlets) and Oceania (1 pamphlet). The publications had altogether 42 maps and had a sequel pagination.

The pamphlets from the series are very rare and we are only aware of one institutional example (Berlin State Library).

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