This is a pair of 1909 Turkish Eastern and Western Hemisphere maps, produced by the educator and publisher Mehmet Eşref. Together they comprise one of the few Turkish maps of the world available to the collector. All titles and descriptive text are in Ottoman Turkish. National borders are not shown, but large geographical features - the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, the Amazon and the Nile do appear. Antarctica is shown in a tentative fashion. Chromolithograph.
Publication History and CensusTurkish atlas maps are rare on the market. This one was published in Eşref’s Umum-i vilayat-ı Şahaneyi havi küçük atlas/( اطالس كوچك حاوى يى شهان ى والياة عموم), of which OCLC lists only a single copy at the Bogazici University Library in Istanbul.
Mehmet Esref (1846 or 1847-1912) was a Turkish educator and publisher active in the first part of the 20th century. He published several historical and educational atlases, all of which are rare on the market and contain many of the first Turkish maps of the regions they depict. Learn More...
Eşref, Mehmet.Umum-i vilayat-ı Şahaneyi havi küçük atlas/ اطالس كوچك حاوى يى شهان ى والياة عموم
Very good. Margins trimmed at bottom.Light toning.
ÖZEGE 25533. OCLC 949501827.