[MAP / OTTOMAN ASIA & ARABIAN PENINSULA] Mufassal Asya-yi Osmânî & Ceziretü'l-Arab... [i.e. The detailed map of Ottoman Asia including the Arabian Peninsula]
KAYMAKAM EL-HAC MEHMED NASRULLAH & BINBASI MEHMED RUSDI, Tefeyyüz Kitabhânesi [i.e. Progression Publishing House] / Galata'da Karacaoglu Matbaasi [i.e. Karacaoglu Printing House of Galata], Istanbul, [c. 1910].
COMPLETE TITLE: [MAP / OTTOMAN ASIA & ARABIAN PENINSULA] Mufassal Asya-yi Osmânî & Ceziretü'l-Arab: Kaymakam El-Hac Mehmed Nasrullah ve Binbasi Mehmed Rüsdi tarafindan tertîb ve tanzîm olunmustur. [i.e. The detailed map of Ottoman Asia including the Arabian Peninsula].
Original chromo-lithograph map on cloth. 84x60 cm. In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic script).
Exceedingly rare chromo-lithograph map on cloth including 18 parts, of Ottoman Asia, showing Asia Minor, East Mediterranean shores and the Holy Land, Sinai Peninsula, Beirut, Latakia, Palestine, Syria, Upper Egypt, and the Nile River. The map contains separate Arabian Peninsula, The Bosphorus, and the Hellespont on three different panels. The map published by Tefeyyüz Kitabhânesi [i.e. Progression Publishing House and Bookstore], is one of the oldest publishers in the Babiali [i.e. The Sublime Porte], founded in 1887 by an Armenian publisher Perseh Kesisyan. The company continued its publishing business both in the last period of the Ottoman Empire and in the Republican period to the 1970s.
Scale: 1/2.500.000 and for the Arabian Peninsula is 1:5.000.000. The panel of Arabia covers Yemen, Asir, Sana'a, Oman, The Red Sea, Aden, Basra, Najd, with other many on the north of the peninsula. The map is with no date, however, it seems it was published in the 1910s, apparently pre-WW1.
Mehmed [or Mehmet] Nasrullah and Mehmed Rüsdi [or Rüsdü, Rüstü] were Ottoman military map makers and cartographers in the late 19th century-the early 20th century. Both cartographers published several complete atlases and separate maps by various Turkish publishing houses. And thus, they made great contributions to geographical and cartographical studies in the last period of the Ottoman Empire.
It will be sent without a frame.