¿DEVLETI ALIYE OSMANI VE AVRUPADAKI TORAKLARINI GOSTERIR HARITA - MAP OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE / TURKEY - RAIF EFFENDI - MERCATOR - WILLIAM FADEN Devleti Aliye Osmani ve Avrupadaki topraklarini gosterir haritadir - Map of the Ottoman Empire / Turkey. [Ottoman Printed Map the Ottoman Empire / Turkey in Mercator¿s Projection]. Istanbul - Uskudar: Muhendishane - Tabihane-i Humayun [Ottoman Military Engineering School Press],  1218. Copper engraving map. In original colours. 53x69 cm. From Cedid Atlas Tercumesi or New Translation of the Atlas, printed 1218 H. or 1803 in Uskudar, a part of Istanbul. All map text such as title, place-names and annotations are in Ottoman Turkish. A must for the serious map collector. Only 50 copies of the Cedid Atlas were printed and it is now estimated that no more than 20 complete and five incomplete or loose sheet atlases still exist. The only two complete copies of the atlas, believed to exist outside of Turkey, are owned by the Library of Congress and the Newberry Library. This printed map is a plate from the Cedid Atlas Tercumesi, the first Muslim-published world atlas based on European geographic knowledge and cartographic methods. The plates were made in Vienna while the maps were printed at the Engineer¿s School Printing Press, which operated from 1776 to 1826. The atlas emerged during the reign of Sultan Selim III (1789¿1807), who sought to implement reforms based on European models. The atlas was produced to provide modern geographic information for students and teachers at the military engineering school, and for officials in the Ottoman War and Foreign Ministries. The very rare Cedid Atlas Tercumesi (New Atlas) was published in 1803 in Istanbul by the Ottoman Military Engineering School Press. Composed of 24 maps, it is the first Muslim-published world atlas based on European geographic knowledge and cartographic methods. Mahmud Ra'if Efendi's 80-page original geographic study, Icaletu'l-Cografiye, is appended to the atlas. The atlas and geographic treatise are artifacts of the Nizam-i Cedid (New Order), the first effort by the Ottomans to implement reforms based on European models. Instituted by Sultan Selim III (1789-1807), the ¿New Order¿ attempted to incorporate European military, technical, economic and administrative achievements into the Ottoman system. The atlas was produced to provide modern geographic information for the students and teachers at the new military engineering school and for officials in the Ottoman War and Foreign ministries. With the exception of the celestial chart, all the maps included in the atlas are based on cartographic works that appear in editions of William Faden's General Atlas. A number of editions of the General Atlas were issued in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but the specific edition used as the basis for the Cedid Atlas is unknown. The recent publication of Kemal Beydilli's Turk Bilim ve Matbaacilik Tarihinde Muhendishâne ve Kutuphanesi (1776-1826) (Istanbul: Eren, 1995) provides valuable background information about the creation and compilation of the atlas. The copy of Faden's General Atlas used to compile the Cedid Atlas was acquired by Mahmud Ra'if Efendi when he was private secretary to the Ottoman ambassador in London. Only 50 copies of the atlas were produced. One special copy was printed for Selim III, six others were given to important state officials, and two were placed in the library of the Engineering School. The rest were made available to the public. A comparison of the contents of the Cedid Atlas with that of the General Atlas provides an understanding of what geographic regions were considered most important to the Ottomans. The atlas contains separate maps of each continent and the majority of the maps naturally focus on the lands adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea and maritime Europe. There is only one plate each for Africa (aside from the Mediterranean) and Asia, but four plates cover portions of the Western. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Devleti Aliye Osmani ve Avrupadaki ...
Publisher: Istanbul - Uskudar: Muhendishane - Tabihane-i Humayun [Ottoman Military Engineering School Press],  1218.
Publication Date: 1803
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
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