[EGYPT, HABES [ETHIOPIA], SUDAN AND RED SEA] Manuscript map on a tissue paper of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Red Sea
Original hand-colored map on tissue paper. 23x19 cm. In Ottoman script and Arabic. No scale. Manuscript notes of toponyms. It shows Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, the Red Sea during the line of Red Sea shores. Manuscript notes show that the map was used in military purposes in the last Ottoman Imperial period.
Habes Vilayeti, Ethiopia in northeast Africa was conquered by Özdemir Pasha in 1557. His son, Osman Pasha, transformed the region into a vilayet that remained under nominal Ottoman suzerainty until early in the 19th century when Egypt assumed its administration. (Source: Pashas, Begs, Effendis: A historical dictionary of titles and terms in the Ottoman Empire, Bayerle, Gustav.).
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