[BIOGRAPHY OF THE ADMIRALS] Harîta-i kapudânân-i deryâ. [i.e. The chart of the admirals]

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RAMIZPASAZÂDE MEHMED IZZET, (?-1853), Ceridehâne Printinghouse, Kostantiniyye [Constantinople - Istanbul], [AH 1285] = 1868.

Contemporary quarter leather bdg. Rebacked boards. Foolscap 8vo. (18 x 12 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). 220 p.

Very rare early book of the concise biographies of 137 people who served as admirals in the Ottoman Empire between 1352 and 1853, written by Mehmed Izzet Pasha (d. 1853), son of Turkish admiral Abdullah Râmiz Pasha (d. 1813).

Ceridehâne Printing House was founded for publishing Ceride-i Havâdîs [i.e. The Journal of News], which was the first semi-official newspaper in the Ottoman Empire. This journal was published from 1840 to 1877, and was founded by William Nosworthy Churchill (1796-1846), a British-born journalist who moved to Turkey aged 19. He was the cause of a diplomatic incident that resulted in the temporary severance of diplomatic relations between Britain and the Ottoman Empire.

Babinger p. 323/2.; Özege 6951.; Library of Congress. Karl Süssheim Collection, no. 1336., OCLC: 11810438, 880485954.