This is a rare 1909 Turkish chart relating the relative heights of mountains around the world, and comparing these with the depths found in the world's oceans. It was produced by the Turkish educator and publisher Mehmet Eşref. We suspect it to be the only such printed Ottoman work available to the collector. All titles and descriptive text are in Ottoman Turkish. 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. More by this mapmaker...
Eşref, Mehmet.Umum-i vilayat-ı Şahaneyi havi küçük atlas/ اطالس كوچك حاوى يى شهان ى والياة عموم
ÖZEGE 25533. OCLC 949501827.