[SCARCE TURKISH ATLAS PRINTED IN LONDON] Ilk atlas. Ilk mekteblere mahsus. [i.e. First atlas for the primary schools]

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FAIK SABRI [DURAN], (Turkish geographer, journey writer), (1882-1943).

Corc Filip ve Mahdumu Limited Matbaasi [George Philipp & Son], London, 1927.

Original bdg. Large roy. 8vo. (24 x 20 cm). In Ottoman script. (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). 16 p., 15 color maps.

First edition of this scarce atlas for the Turkish primary schools, by Turkish geographical educator and cartographer in early Republican period of Turkey. This fine atlas was printed in London, in a period after the proclamation of the Republic, before the Letter Revolution in 1928.

Duran studied in Istanbul and Paris. He worked as a geography teacher in various high schools then he became a lecturer and a manager in Ankara Gazi Education Institute for a while. He was known for his writings on various topics and especially with his works on geography. Born in the imperial period, Duran signed the first cartographic studies of the Republic of Turkey with the transition to the Republican administration.

Some markings on two maps. Otherwise a very good copy. Özege 8764. First edition. Extremely rare.

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