[OTTOMAN MAP OF RHODES] Rodos.
Erkân-i Harbiye-i Umûmiye Matbaasi., Istanbul, [H.: 1332] = 1916.
Original color map. Folded. Oblong atlas folio. (50 x 60 cm). In Ottoman script. Shows Rhodes and Tilos Islands. Scale: 1/200.000. Hegira: 1332 = Gregorian: 1916. Not description on map-maker. This is one of the series of the Bonn projection maps which are the first map series in modern techniques in Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. This is one of the series of the Bonn projection maps which are the first map series in modern techniques in Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. In order to produce these maps covering Turkish territory, Reconnaissance Branch was incorporated into The Mapping Commission. The maps were produced in the datum based on the latitude and longitude of Ayasofya Mosque in an equal area Bonn Projection. The field works for the 123 sheets covering the country were conducted by 76 staff. The production was completed in 18 years starting from east-west. Fieldworks continued without stopping except in the years 1914 and 1920. This map series called also reconnaissance maps contributed a lot to producing 1:25.000 scale maps. A very detailed and attractive map of Rhodes Island showing its harbors and Ottoman place names.