[OTTOMAN NAVIGATION / EARLY DESCRIPTION AND PILOT BOOK OF THE ARCHIPELAGO] Tarîfât-i sevâhil-i Kasot ve Kerpe ve Cezayir-i Yunaniye. [i.e. Description of the shores of Kassos, Karpathos and Aegean Archipelago].
[OTTOMAN NAVIGATION / EARLY DESCRIPTION AND PILOT BOOK OF THE ARCHIPELAGO] Tarîfât-i sevâhil-i Kasot ve Kerpe ve Cezayir-i Yunaniye. Ingiltere Erkân-i Bahriyesi'nin tecârîb-i kesire ile icrâ eyledigi kesîyât ve tahkîkât-i miknaziyeyi cami olarak Ingilizceden tercüme edilmisdir. [i.e. Description of the shores of Kassos, Karpathos and Aegean Archipelago].
SÜLEYMAN FAIK PASHA, (1845-1909).
Bahriye-i Erkân-i Harbiye Matbaasi [i.e. Press of the Naval Forces]., Ist., [AH 1294] = 1877.
Original wrappers. Large roy. 8vo. (25 x 17 cm). In Ottoman script (Turkish with Arabic letters). , 39 p. First and Only Edition of the description of an early pilot guide to the Aegean Archipelago with the Mediterranean shores of Africa, Cyprus et alli, not including Morea (Peloponnese peninsula) which was published separately as 'Tarîfât-i Sevâhil-i Mora' [i.e. Description of the shores of Morea]. Admiral / General Süleyman Faik Pasha, who graduated from the Ottoman Naval Academy, was promoted to captain in 1864 after his travel to the Cape of Good Hope, and with the information, he obtained during this trip, he published and translated three guides, especially on the seas and coasts under Turkish / Ottoman rule. This early and rare book was one of his translations from its original pilot guide in English, printed in the Bahriye Matbaasi [i.e. The Press of the Turkish Naval Forces] located in Kasimpasa district which is a quarter within the Pera area of Constantinople, a low-lying area north of the Golden Horn. is one of the oldest residential areas in Istanbul with a strong naval tradition. The ships of Sultan Mehmed II sailed into the Golden Horn from this quarter. After the fall of Constantinople, Kasimpasa flourished. By the 16th century, it contained the Imperial Arsenal and docks of the Ottoman Navy, home to 120 ships. The Turkish Naval High School was founded in 1773 within a printing house shortly after foundation, to teach geometry and navigation to naval and civilian merchant captains on board a galleon anchored at Kasimpasa. The Turkish Naval Academy was housed in Kasimpasa from 1838 to 1850. Extremely rare. Only one copy in OCLC 1030771711 (Orient-Institut of Istanbul).; Özege 19742. Not in ATYB (Askerî Tarih Yayinlari Bibliyografyasi).