[INDIA] Musavver Hindistan seyahatnâmesi. [i.e. Illustrated travels into India]

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SELÂNIKLI TEVFIK, (1860-1910), Mihran Matbaasi, Istanbul, [AH 1318] = 1901.

Original red cloth. Heavily faded and slight stains on the boards and spine, otherwise a good copy. Roy. 8vo. (24 x 17 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). 208 p., 29 unnumbered woodcut plates of inhabitants, temples, and other mostly religious buildings, panoramic views.

The very rare first edition of this richly illustrated travel account of the complete Indian subcontinent, offering invaluable insight and very detailed descriptions of the region, climates, religions, history, languages, and geography. This work in Ottoman script published in book form after it was serialized in "Sabah Newspaper" titled "Sabahin Kis Geceleri Eglencesi" [i.e. The Winter Nights Fun of Sabah] between 1899-1901. (Nadeem). Much of the detailed account of Mumbai is quoted from Coutteau's "Bombay Travelogue".

OCLC 49369676.; Özege: 14449.; Ihsanoglu, pp. 410-411.