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Number: 3174
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Suez, Egypt, Nile, Sudan, [reverse side, Algeria ]
Year of Origin: 1907
Title: [Arabic script] [Misr Ayaleti / State of Egypt]
Language: Arabic
Publish Origin: Istanbul
Height: 12.9
Width: 9.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Ibrahim Hilmi [Cigiracan]
Publisher: Mahmud Bey Matbassi
Mahmoud - Bey
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Northernmost Latitude: 32.5
Southernmost Latitude: 0.0
Westernmost Longitude: 26.0
Easternmost Longitude: 41.3
Measurement Notes: modern estimate
Notes: [Dasa Pahor, Alex Johnson source] Istanbul: Mahmud Bey Matbaasi; 1323 [1907] Colour lithograph, printed from both sides, 14,5 x 10 cm (5.7 x 3.9 inches), [Verso map of Algeria, Tunisia] Recto side is Egypt, Nile, Sudan and Left side inset of Suez Canal A map from an Ottoman atlas titled "Pocket Atlas of the Ottoman Empire" (Memalik-i Osmaniye Cep Atlasi) showcases the Suez Canal with parts of Egypt and the Hijaz (verso map of the Holy Land). Ibrahim Hilmi ?#305;gıracan (1876 ?1963), born in Tulcea, today in Romania, was one of the leading publishers in the Ottoman Empire. Opening his publishing shop in 1896 in Istanbul, under the name Kitaphane-i Islami (Islamic Library), Hilmi Bey started publishing mostly religious books. Under the Young Turks regime, in the Second Constitutional Era, he became interested in military, geography and history, and changed the name of the press to Kitaphane-i Islam ve Askeri (Islamic and Military Library). Hilmi Bey published about 200 military books in 15 years. He was also publishing school books, which were during the war often sent for free to poor children in Anatolia. The first big loss for Hilmi's workshop was the governmental change of the Ottoman letters for the Latin ones and a law, that all the law and school books should be printed by the government. During his lifetime Hilmi published more than 1000 books on history, literature, politics, religion and social issues. References: Cf. AEKMK - OZEGE; 13008 - TBTK; 7911
Last updated: Sep 29, 2021