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Description

Unrecorded Turkish sea chart of the Mediterranean, published in Istanbul by the Mekteb-i Bahriye Hazreti Şahane (Holy One's (Sultan's) School of Navy), the Turkish Naval Academy.

The following translation has been made:

Title: Department of the Navy. This Is a Map of the Mediterranean Sea Printed by His Imperial Excellency [i.e. the Sultan] in the Year 1283.

The top insets are as follows:

  • Malta
  • Corfu
  • Island of Malta
  • inner Malta with Valetta at the center
  • San Elmo with its lighthouse
  • Trieste
  • Calabria
  • Messina
  • Sicily
  • Trieste lighthouse
  • Napoli
  • Lighthouse of Napoli
  • Ligurian Sea
  • Genoa with a picture of its lighthouse
  • Marseille
  • Coast of North Africa
  • Limani Islands
  • Coast of Portugal, Spain and France
  • Barcelona and evirons
  • Malaga
  • Tabia and Tarhuna of Tunis
  • Carthage
  • Alicante
  • The inset at lower right hand corner is of Eskişehir.
  • To the left of this is a picture of the coastal area of Aboukir with its fortress.

We have been unable to locate another example of the map or any details on its publication.

Condition Description
Dissected and laid on linen. Edges silked. Damage at corners where map was tacked to the wall. Minor loss at corners and some dampstaining.