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A 16th Century Ottoman Atlas

It is an early Ottoman atlas, perhaps dating to the 10th century AH/AD 16th. The work contains 8 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. The various geographical names are written in black Nasta’liq script. A distinguishing feature of this atlas is the detailed approach to representing such features as city vignettes.

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