This is a 1909 Turkish plan of Istanbul, produced by the Turkish educator and publisher Mehmet Eşref. All titles and descriptive text are in Ottoman Turkish. Areas within the city and its suburbs are made distinct with color. Depth soundings are noted in the waterways, and the famous 'Maiden's Tower,' or Kiz Kulesi, is marked just off the shore from Üsküdar. 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.
Eşref, Mehmet.Umum-i vilayat-ı Şahaneyi havi küçük atlas/ اطالس كوچك حاوى يى شهان ى والياة عموم
Very good. Wash color added to border in an old hand. Margins complete.
ÖZEGE 25533. OCLC 949501827.