Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    Albania. Appendix (p. 93-100): Manifestoes of Central Albanian committee, 1911.--Proposed concessions, 1911.--Formation of an independent Albania. "Authorities": p. [101]-103.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 120 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The History of the Life and Deeds of Scanderbeg, the Prince of Epirus.
    Historia de vita et gestis Scanderbegi Epirotarvm principis
    Historia de vita et gestis Scanderbegi Epirotarvm principis (The history of the life and deeds of Scanderbeg, the Prince of Epirus) is a biography of George Castriota (also seen as Kastrioti, circa 1405-68), the Albanian national hero known by his Ottoman appellation Scanderbeg (a combination of Iskander, or Alexander, and the rank of bey). The work is by Marin Barleti (circa 1460-1512 or 1513),one...
    • Contributor: Barleti, Marin, 513
    • Date: 1508-01-01
    • Resource: - 334 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Spirit of the East.
    The spirit of the East
    David Urquhart (1805--77) was a British author and diplomat who served under Foreign Secretary Viscount Palmerston. The leading Turcophile writer of his generation, Urquhart was closely associated with championing the Turkish cause in British politics, often at the expense of Russia, a position that eventually brought him in direct conflict with Palmerston and ended his diplomatic career. Beginning in 1827, Urquhart spent about a...
    • Contributor: Urquhart, David
    • Date: 1839-01-01
    • Resource: - 241 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Gospel According to Matthew and the Gospel According to Mark. Codex Beratinus Purpureus Phi, also known as Codex of Berat number 1 (Gregory-Aland no. 043), is a manuscript that was copied in the sixth century in an imperial scriptorium in Constantinople or somewhere on the shores of Asia Minor during the time of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great (circa 483--565, reigned 527--65). It contains the gospels of Matthew and Mark in their original...

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Four Gospels. Codex Aureus Anthimi, or Codex of Berat number 2 (Gregory-Aland no. 1143), is a Byzantine manuscript from the ninth century containing the four gospels. It is written on purple parchment (the color has now been deteriorated into yellowish-green) in Greek minuscule letters, in golden ink, in one column, with 17 lines to the page. The manuscript has four gold miniatures of the four Evangelists,...

  • Map
    The Kingdom of Serbia, Otherwise Called Rascia.
    Il Regno della Servia detta alterimenti Rascia
    The note in Italian in the cartouche in the lower left-hand corner of this map states that it was "described on the basis of the most exact maps and with the direction of the most recent news by Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola, subject and geographer of the Most Serene Master the Duke of Modena and published by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi in his printing...
    • Contributor: Cantelli Da Vignola, Giacomo
    • Date: 1689-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    European Turkey and Part of Asian Turkey, Divided into Large Provinces and Governorships.
    Turquie d'Europe et partie de celle d'Asie divisée par grandes Provinces et Gouvernemts
    This mid-18th century French map shows the Balkan Peninsula, most of Anatolia (present-day Turkey), and the Mediterranean islands of Cyprus and Crete. The map bears the inscription "Sr. Janvier" ("Le Sieur Janvier"), a designation that refers to a cartographer active in Paris between 1746 and 1776 whose name was either Jean or Robert Janvier. The map offers a striking view of the European territories...
    • Contributor: Janvier, Jean, Flourished
    • Date: 1750-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Turkey in Europe: According to New Observations by the Gentlemen at the Royal Science Academy.
    Turquie en Europe : Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences
    Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher and bookseller, based in Leiden, who specialized in reissuing maps acquired from earlier mapmakers. Van der Aa's major work was the elaborate Galerie Agréable du Monde (The pleasurable gallery of the world), a compendium of some 3,000 maps in 66 parts, bound in 27 volumes, and completed in 1729. Presented here is van der Aa's...
    • Contributor: Aa, Pieter Van Der
    • Date: 1729-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    General Map of European Turkey, Greece and the Ionian Islands.
    Carte générale de la Turquie d'Europe, de la Grèce et des Iles Ioniennes
    Adrien-Hubert Brué (1786-1832) was a French geographer and cartographer who as a young man accompanied the explorer Nicolas Baudin on his 1800-1803 voyage to New Holland (Australia). Brué returned to France to become an important geographer, associated with the Institut Geographique de Paris and geographer to the king. His Grand atlas universel (Large universal atlas) was first published in 1816 and issued in revised...
    • Contributor: Brué, Adrien Hubert
    • Date: 1816-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    European Turkey as the Theater of War between the Turks and the Russians.
    Turquie d'Europe pour Servir au théâtre de la guerre des Turcs et des Russes
    This map shows southeastern Europe during the Crimean War (1853-56) that pitted Russia against the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) and its allies Britain, France, and Sardinia. The western European powers backed the Turks in order to block Russia's expansion into the Black Sea region, which they believed threatened their positions in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Many of the war's major battles were fought...
    • Contributor: Dufour, A.H. (Auguste Henri)
    • Date: 1855-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Geographical Map of Modern Northern Greece.
    Mappa Geographica Graeciae Septentrionalis Hodiernae sive Provinciarum Macedoniae, Thessaliae et Albaniae in qua ultima Provincia Habitationes sitae Gentis Montenegrianae in Comitatu Zentanensi expressae sunt, unacum finitimis Regionibus atque Insulis
    The long subtitle of this Latin map of northern Greece explains that it depicts "the provinces of Macedonia, Thessaly, and Albania, in the last one of which the dwellings of the Montenegrin people located in the county of Zenta are indicated, together with the neighboring regions and islands, drawn by very recent and new auxiliary troops according to the rule of correct projections in...
    • Contributor: Homann Erben (Firm)
    • Date: 1770-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Map of the Turkish Empire.
    Turcici Imperii Imago
    This map shows the Ottoman Empire as it appeared in the early 17th century. It details Ottoman territories in Asia, Africa, and Europe, and includes Persia, Transcaucasia, Ethiopia, and other surrounding lands. Topographic features, place-names, and populations are definitively marked, although the nomenclature of the time differs markedly from that used today. The Red Sea is termed the Sea of Mecca, for example, and...
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus - Mercator, Gerhard
    • Date: 1600-01-01
    • Resource: - 2 pages

  • Map
    Lands of the Emperor of the Turks or the Ottoman Sultan in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
    Estats de l'empire du Grand Seigneur des Turqs ou Sultan des Ottomans en Asie, en Afrique, et en Europe
    This map shows the Ottoman Empire as it was conceived in Europe in the last quarter of the 17th century. It is a reprint, dated 1679, of an earlier edition possibly included in a series of world atlases published by Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) in the middle of the century. The map shows geological features, such as rivers, deserts, and mountain ranges. Cities and towns...
    • Contributor: Sanson, Nicolas
    • Date: 1679-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    The Eastern Basin of the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf.
    Il Bacino orientale del mediterraneo il mar rosso ed il golfo persico
    This undated Italian map of the Middle East was published by the firm G.B. Paravia of Turin, Italy. It is a political map marking the boundaries of states and empires at the date of printing, probably at the very end of the 19th century. A clue to dating is the designation of Somalia Italiana (Italian Somalia). A series of Italian protectorates was established in...
    • Contributor: Paravia (Firm) - Salussolia
    • Date: 1890-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Turkish Empire.
    Tvrcicvm imperivm
    This detailed map of the Turkish Empire at the height of its powers was produced in Amsterdam by Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) in about 1635, when the Ottoman territories included the Balkans, Anatolia, the Levant, and parts of Hungary, Ukraine, North Africa and Arabia. The map centers on the eastern Mediterranean (marked Mare Syriacum, or Syrian Sea) and northern Arabia, and it extends from...
    • Contributor: Blaeu, Joan - Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
    • Date: 1635-01-01
    • Resource: - 2 pages

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Coblara. Irregular Albanian Support Soldiers.
    Coblara. Tipi di gregari irregolari albanesi
    This photograph, taken in around 1917-18, shows irregular Albanian soldiers in traditional dress operating in mountainous terrain near the town of Coblara (present-day Koblarë), Albania. Albania gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, during the First Balkan War. With the outbreak of World War I, the country descended into chaos, as different factions and tribal and religious groups sided with the competing...
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Albanian Front. Building Works.
    Fronte Albanese. Lavori
    Albania gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, during the First Balkan War. With the outbreak of World War I, the country descended into chaos. In late 1914, Greece occupied southern Albania. Italy occupied the coastal town of Vlorë, while Serbia and Montenegro occupied parts of northern Albania. An offensive by Austro-Hungarian and Bulgarian forces later drove the Serbian army into Albania,...
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    It is Impossible for Everyone to Bathe in Here!.
    E' impossibile che tutti ci si possano lavare!
    This satirical watercolor by the Italian artist Raffaello Jonni is part of a series of 79 original drawings by Jonni preserved at the Alessandrina Library in Rome. It shows soldiers of four countries with interests in the Adriatic Sea all standing around a small basin of water labeled "Adriatico" with the caption "It is Impossible for Everyone to Bathe in Here!" underneath. The image...
    • Contributor: Jonni, Raffaello
    • Date: 1915-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page