[MAP / BALKANS] Mufassal Avrupa-yi Osmânî: Saye-i terakkîvâye-i Hazret-i Gazi sultan Abdülhamid Hân-i sânide Maarif-i Umûmiye Nezaret-i Celîlesinin ruhsat-i resmîyesiyle piyâde binbasilarindan...
DAGISTANÎ EL-HAC NASRULLAH IBN EL-HAC NÂSIR EFENDI, (19th-20th Century), Mahmud Bey Matbaasi, Dersaadet - Constantinople, [AH 1324] = 1907.
COMPLETE TITLE: [MAP / BALKANS] Mufassal Avrupa-yi Osmânî: Saye-i terakkîvâye-i Hazret-i Gazi sultan Abdülhamid Hân-i sânide Maarif-i Umûmiye Nezaret-i Celîlesinin ruhsat-i resmîyesiyle piyâde binbasilarindan Dagistani el-Hac Nasrullah b. el-Hac Nasir Efendi tarafindan...
Original chromo-lithograph map on cloth. 63x98 cm. In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). Chipped on extremities, some wear on folds, foxing, and stains on margins and cloth with small holes. Overall a good/fair copy.
First separate edition of this rare and attractive chromo-lithographic map of the Imperial Ottoman lands in Europe, as well as the Bosphorus and Crete in separate panels, drawn by Turkish infantry major El-Hac Nasrullah b. El-Hac Nâsir from Daghestan, during the last period of the rule of Sultan Abdulhamid II, with praise to the Sultan.
The map gives detailed information on the lower left telegraph and postal codes of the Imperial vilayats such as Bosnia, Bulgaria, Algeria, Egypt, and Tunisia, etc. Additionally, on the lower right, demographic statistics and data of vilayats and some cities.
This rare map shows the complete Ottoman Balkans according to the Ottoman administral system. West Anatolia and West Black Sea Coats on the east, Adriatic coasts on the east, and Ottoman Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, and Bulgaria are included on the map. These countries are separated by Selanik (Thessaloniki), Roumeli, Monastery, Ioannina, Kosovo, and Shkodra vilayats.
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