Memalik-i Mahruse-yi Shahaneʼye mahsus : Mukemmel ve mufassal atlas = Special Imperial complete and detailed atlas of the protected countries. Asar: Mehmet Nasrullah, Mehmet Rushtu, Mehmet Eshref. Kitaphane-yi Tefeyyuz. Istanbul: Shirket-i Murettibiye Matbaasi - 1325 (1909)
- [Istanbul] : [Shirket-i Murettibiye Matbaasi], .
- Physical description
- 1 atlas : 35 maps ; 21 x 14 cm
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- The first hand atlas of the administrative divisions of the Ottoman Empire in Arabic and Turkish. In 135, (6) pages of 35 maps and descriptive text outlining the political geography of the empire as applicable to taxation, the census and infrastructure development, major cities, population, and products. Atlas was used during the rule of the ‘Young Turks’ as they led the empire into World War I. The atlas focuses on the internal political geography of the empire, with the boundaries of the vilayets (provinces, regions) as they were reformed in 1884 (and which remained valid in 1909). The atlas is divided into three parts. Part I: Avrupa-yi Osmani (Ottoman Europe); maps nos. 1-12, covering Istanbul, Rumelia, Northern Greece, the Aegean Islands, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Crete. Part II, ‘Asya-yi Osmani’ [Ottoman Asia], maps nos. 12-34, covering Anatolia, Syria, Iraq, Cyprus, Lebanon, the Holy Land and a map of the Arabian Peninsula (with the Ottoman possessions of Hejaz and Yemen). Part III, (Afrika-yi Osmani (Ottoman Africa), a single map (no. 35), depicting Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. The atlas consist of 35 double-page detailed colored maps, each of which focuses upon a different vilayet or the Ottoman Empire provinces, labeling all major administrative centers, cities and towns, administrative and international boundaries, as well as the routes of railways. Place names are in Arabic and Turkish. The atlas also covers the Ottoman Empire, the so-called ‘Protected Countries’, including regions that were part of the empire in name only. For instance, since 1878, Bulgaria was in essence an independent state, while Cyprus was, in effect, a British colony; meanwhile, since 1882, Egypt was governed by a joint Anglo-Local administration. The atlas is dedicated to Sultan Abdul Hamid II. Bound in original light blue cloth with elaborate gilt-embossed calligraphic and decorative designs.
- Regional Atlas.
- Pub list no.: 13019.000.
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