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  • Map
    Nouvelle carte generale des provinces asiatiques de L'empire Ottoman : sans L'Arabie Relief shown by shading and spot heights. Includes list of geographic terms in eastern languages and notes on administrative divisions. Includes notes on materials the cartographer used to put together the map. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on linen.
    • Contributor: Kiepert, Heinrich
    • Date: 1884-01-01
  • 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
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    States of the Empire of the Great Lord, also Known as Sultan and Emperor of the Ottoman Turks in Three Parts of the World: Europe, Asia, and Africa.
    Estats de l'Empire du grand seigneur dit sultan et Ottomans empereur des Turcs dans trois parties du Monde sçavoir en Europe, en Asie, et en Afrique
    Jacques Chiquet (circa 1673-1721) was a French cartographer who published two atlases, both of which appeared in 1719: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique (New and curious geographic and historical atlas), a world atlas with 24 maps; and Noveau Atlas Francais (New French atlas), an atlas of France with 15 maps. Presented here is Chiquet's map of the Ottoman Empire, which spread...
    • Contributor: Chiquet, Jacques
    • Date: 1719-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Generalkarte des Turkischen Kriegsschauplatzes : auf Grund der Carte Generale des Provinces Europeennes et Asiatiques de L'Empire Ottoman Covers Turkish Ottoman war theaters, with the Black Sea in the middle, the Mediterranean in the South/Southwest corner and the Caspian Sea on the eastern end of the map. Shows existing and projected railroads. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Includes legend in French with explanations of geographic terms in Turkish, Arabic, Persian and Greco-Slavic. Available also through the Library of Congress Web...
    • Contributor: Kiepert, Heinrich
    • Date: 1916-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    A history of Ottoman poetry, Vol. 1 reprinted, 1958.
    • Contributor: Browne, Edward Granville - Gibb, Elias John Wilkinson
    • Date: 1900-01-01
  • 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: Mercator, Gerhard - Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1600-01-01
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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    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
    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
    Peloponnesus hodie Moreæ Regnum : distincté divisum in omnes suas provincias, hodiernas atque veteres, cui et adiuguntur insulæ Cefalonia, Zante, Cerigo et St. Maura "This late-17th century map by the Dutch engraver, publisher, and map seller Frederick de Wit (1629 or 1630-1706) shows the Peloponnesian Peninsula of Greece. The outer margins contain views of 14 fortified towns, the names of which are given in Italian. The illustration at the lower left shows a lion with enslaved human figures in an embellished cartouche with title. At the time the...
    • Contributor: Wit, Frederik De
    • Date: 1688
  • 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
    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
    Map of the Empire of the Turks in Asia and Africa.
    Carte de L'Empire des Turcs en Asie & en Afrique: divisé dans toutes ses papties: avec une table de la longitude & latitude des principales positions de cette carte: le tout dressé sur les mémoires nouveaux
    Carte de L'Empire des Turcs en Asie & en Afrique: divisé dans toutes ses papties: avec une table de la longitude & latitude des principales positions de cette carte: le tout dressé sur les mémoires nouveaux (Map of the Empire of the Turks in Asia and Africa: divided into all its parts, with a table of latitude and longitude of the main places of...
    • Contributor: L'isle, Guillaume De - Châtelain, Henri Abraham
    • Date: 1719-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Assyria vetvs diuisa in Syriam, Messopotamiam, Babyloniam, et Assyriam
    Assyria vetus divisa in Syriam, Messopotamiam, Babyloniam, et Assyriam
    "Little is known about the French mapmaker Philippe de La Rue. He was associated with the pioneering French cartographer Nicolas Sanson, and specialized in Biblical themes. In 1651, he published La Terre sainte en six cartes géographiques (The Holy Land in six maps), the first collection of maps laid out in a chronological sequence around a unifying theme. La Rue's goal was to trace...
    • Contributor: La Rue, Philippe De - Mariette, Pierre - Somer, J.
    • Date: 1651
  • Map
    Vorder-Asien. Shows the boundaries of the Ottoman and Russian empires, British colonies in India and the extents of the Imam of Maskat territory--all in different border colors. Relief shown by hachures. "Terrain gestochen von C. Seitz 1855. Situation und schrift gestochen von C. F. Wolff." "H. Kiepert's Neuer handatlas No. 28. Berlin, Bei Dietrich Reimer." Includes list of topographic terms in Turkish, Arabic and Persian....
    • Contributor: Dietrich Reimer Verlag (Berlin, Germany) - Kiepert, Heinrich
    • Date: 1855-01-01
  • Map
    View of Algiers, Seat of Power of the Saracens, in the Numidian Province of Africa and Situated on the Edge of the Balearic Current in the Mediterranean Sea, across from Spain, under ...
    Algerii Saracenorum vrbis fortissimæ, in Numidia Africæ Prouincia structæ, iuxta Balearicos fluctus Mæditerranei æquoris Hispaniam contra, Othomanorum Principum jmperio redactæ, imago
    Shown here is one of the earliest printed maps of the city of Algiers. The map was created in 1575 by Georg Braun (1540 or 1541-1622) and Franz Hogenberg (circa 1535-90) and appeared in their Civitates orbis terrarum (The cities of the world), which was published in Cologne, Germany in six volumes between 1572 and 1616. The Civitates was an extraordinary cartographic achievement that...
    • Contributor: Braun, Georg - Hogenberg, Franz
    • Date: 1575-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Kemâliyle nakş olunmuş cümle cihan numûnesi "This 1795 impression of a woodcut based on Oronce Fine's 1534 heart-shaped map of the world is attributed to a cartographer from Tunis named Hajji Ahmad. At first glance, the map's accompanying Ottoman Turkish text appears to be a captivating, first-person account of Hajji Ahmad's remarkable odyssey across the Mediterranean. Upon closer inspection, cartography scholars have questioned the map's authenticity and authorship. The text...
    • Contributor: Fine, Oronce - Hâcı Ahmed
    • Date: 1795-01-01
  • Map
    Representation of the Turkish Empire.
    Turcici Imperii descriptio
    The Flemish geographer and scholar Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) in 1570. It contained 53 maps, each with a detailed commentary. It was the first true atlas in the modern sense: a bound book of map plates and accompanying text specifically produced to give a uniform, complete presentation. More than 7,300 copies of...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1570-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Map of Lebanon According to Reconnaissance Information Collected by the Topographical Group from the Syria Expedition of 1860-1861.
    Carte du Liban d'après les reconnaissances de la brigade topographique du corps expéditionnaire de Syrie en 1860-1861
    This map of Lebanon showing part of Syria with Damascus was made by French military cartographers in 1862. It is based on information gathered by the topographic unit in the expeditionary corps sent by France to Lebanon in 1860-61. Lebanon was at that time part of the Ottoman Empire and the central region known as Mount Lebanon was mainly populated by Christians and Druzes....
    • Contributor: Schieble, Erhard - Depot of War (France) - Blondel, Antoine-Lucien - Randon, Jacques Louis César Alexandre, Comte
    • Date: 1913-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Southwest Arabia: Taiz, Sheet 1.
    S.W. Arabia: Taiz, Sheet 1
    This 1916 map shows the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula, an area in the present-day Republic of Yemen. The large scale allows for the display of detail about cities and towns, tribes, topographical features, and the inclusion of notes with information not often found on earlier maps of the region. The map covers the sparsely populated mountains in the north to the southern...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section - Maunsell, Francis Richard
    • Date: 1916-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Humorous Map of Europe.
    Mappa Humorístico da Europa
    Mappa Humorístico da Europa (Humorous map of Europe) was produced in 1914 by the well-known Portuguese modernist painter and illustrator António Soares (1894-1978). The map can be seen as a condemnation of the powers of Europe, engaged as they were at that time in plunging the continent of Europe into the great conflagration that became World War I. Each of 21 countries is represented...
    • Contributor: Soares, António
    • Date: 1914-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Southwest Arabia: Mecca, Sheet 8.
    S.W. Arabia: Mecca, Sheet 8
    This map is part of a series of nine large-scale depictions of the southwestern portion of the Arabian Peninsula. The map covers the region from Mecca and its port of Jeddah (now Jiddah) in the north to the southern town of al-Līth on the Red Sea and the arid areas towards the southwest. The entire region is known as Hijaz, or Hejaz. Much of...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section - Maunsell, Francis Richard
    • Date: 1917-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Southwest Arabia: Ebha, Sheet 4.
    S.W. Arabia: Ebha, Sheet 4
    This 1917 map is part of a series of nine large-scale depictions of the southwestern portion of the Arabian Peninsula. It was published by the British Ordnance Survey in cooperation with the Geographical Section of the General Staff at the War Office, which published the series of maps of the peninsula covering Ta'izz, Mecca, Taʼif, Kunfuda (or al-Qunfudhah), Wadi Bishah, Abha, Wadi Shehran, Saada,...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section - Maunsell, Francis Richard
    • Date: 1917-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Maritime Atlas. This work is an illuminated and illustrated maritime atlas, referred to as the Walters Deniz atlası. It is one of the earliest Ottoman atlases, tentatively dated to around the mid-16th century. The work contains eight double-page charts executed on parchment. Four of the maps show the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Black seas. There is also a world map and a chart of the Indian Ocean....
  • Map
    Generalʹnai︠a︡ Karta Tavricheskoĭ Gubernii Sʺ pokazaniemʺ pochtovykhʺ i bolʹshikhʺ proi︠e︡zzhikhʺ dorogʺ, stant︠s︡iĭ i razstoi︠a︡nii︠a︡ mezhdu onymi verstʺ.
    Генеральная Карта Таврической Губернiи Съ показанiемъ почтовыхъ и большихъ проѣзжихъ дорогъ, станцiй и разстоянiя между оными верстъ.
    This 1822 map ofTaurida Provinceis from a larger work,Geograficheskii atlas Rossiiskoi imperii, tsarstva Pol'skogo i velikogo kniazhestva Finliandskogo(Geographical atlas of the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Poland, and the Grand Duchy of Finland), containing 60 maps of the Russian Empire. Compiled and engraved by Colonel V.P. Piadyshev, it reflects the detailed mapping carried out by Russian military cartographers in the first quarter of the...
    • Contributor: Pi︠a︡dyshev, Vasiliĭ Petrovich - Russia. General Staff. Military Topographical Depot - Finaghenof
    • Date: 1822-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Representation of the Turkish Empire.
    Turcici Imperii Descriptio
    The Flemish geographer and scholar Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) in 1570. It contained 53 maps, each with a detailed commentary. It was the first true atlas in the modern sense: a bound book of map plates and accompanying text specifically produced to give a uniform, complete presentation. More than 7,300 copies of...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1579-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page