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Number: 3919
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Tripoli, Misrata, Ghadames, Libya, Tunisia,
Year of Origin: 1915 (estimated)
Title: [Arabic, Ottoman Script]
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Language: Arabic
Publish Origin: istanbul
Height: 41.0
Width: 51.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 2,000,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Anonymous or Unknown
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Northernmost Latitude: 36.0
Southernmost Latitude: 29.0
Westernmost Longitude: 7.0
Easternmost Longitude: 17.0
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: Dasa Pahor source; [S. l., S. n., S. d., but Istanbul circa 1911-12 or 1915]; Lithograph in sepia, red and light blue, (18.9 x 23.6 inches), (soft folds, small tears repaired with old tape with tape marks visible on the front, minor staining, small loss of lower white margins). A map in Ottoman language embraces the area between Sousse in Tunisia on the north coastline, AsSultan south of Sirte, Libya, on the south-east and Malta on the north. The inset maps show Tripoli and Ghadames, and red line on the central map marks the route between the two cities.. . The in-set map on the left shows Ghadames as it looked in 1860. The city, today located in Libya on the Algerian and Tunisian border was an important base for the Trans-Saharan trade, including the slave trade. The city, today located in Libya on the Algerian and Tunisian border was at the time an important base for the Trans-Saharan trade, including the slave trade. The plan of Tripoli on the right is according to the imprint based on a French lithograph. The map was made, possibly by the Ottoman military press, in the time of the Italo-Turkish War or shortly after and marks the route of the army between Tripoli and Ghadames. The war was fought between the Ottoman Empire and Italy from September 1911 until October 1912. In October 1911, the Italian army, marching from Tripoli, took over Ghadames. It held the city until June 1915, when it was forced to retreat back to Tripoli due to a general rising throughout Libya. The Ottomans only fully regained the control of the city in 1918. We could not find any other examples of the map.
Last updated: Aug 10, 2021