Autograph document signed 'Cihan Kitabhanesi sahibi Mihran'.
MIHRAN EFENDI, (Early Turkish bookseller and typographer), (1870-1936).
Cihan Kitabhanesi, Ist., 1929.
Original handwritten document signed 'Cihan Bookshop's owner Mihran'. Size: 21x14 cm. In Ottoman script. 1 p. With a stamp on paper. This document including a law book list and their prices as well as text with ten lines in Ottoman script. Mihran Efendi was born in Kayseri city. He was of Armenian origin. After coming to Istanbul, he worked for Kasbar Efendi in Bâb-i Âli. He founded 'Cihan' Bookshop in 1885 and Cihan printing house in 1907. He started to publish 'Cihan' Newspaper in 1908. He is one of the most important figures of early Ottoman / Turkish publishing.