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A Turkish pocket atlas from last century

A Turkish pocket atlas from last century

An interesting piece of history from 1902. This pocket atlas titled “U’mûmî Ceb Atlası” which literally translates as “General Pocket Atlas” shows the borders of Turkey, Balkans, Mediterranean Europe and Africa.

Map was drawn by Ibrahim Hilmi from Tuccarzade family (thus the author’s modern full name would be Ibrahim Hilmi Tuccarzade) According to the notes, it was registered under number 344 by Ottoman Education department on April 15 1902.

It was published in Matyusijan printing house in Istanbul.

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