Dünya Haritası

Material Information

Dünya Haritası
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Alternate title:
World map
Kâtip Çelebi, 1609-1657
الحاج خليفة، مصطفى بن عبد الله، 1017-1067 هـ ( contributor )
حاج خليفة، مصطفى بن عبد الله، 1609-1657 ( contributor )
Presented to SOAS by the Earl Henry Herbert Kitchener, the Viscount Broome.
Place of Publication:
Publication Date:
Ottoman Turkish
Watercolour and ink on paper ( medium )
H15 x W14cm. in


Subjects / Keywords:
World -- Maps ( lcsh )
Dünya -- Haritalar
54 x -4


Bound in green velvet, this little book contains a series of fold-out maps of the world executed in watercolour. Interspersed between them are text pages whose contents are extracted from the first version of the Cihannuma, the famous but unfinished Turkish geography written in the mid-seventeenth century by the Ottomam scholar Katib Celebi (1609-57). Several features - including the style of its paintings, the political geography of its maps, and its European watermarks, date this book to the second half of the 18th century. Though based on the Cihannuman, the manuscript is not a simple copy, but a highly idiosyncratic adaptation whose maps and text place particular focus on the Ottoman Empire's Balkan provinces, which is where it may have been produced ( en )
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Kâtip Çelebi, 1609-1657 : 26051046
General Note:
From: Atlas based on Kātib Çelebi’s CihannÅ«mā (Universal Geography)
General Note:
Ottoman Empire (perhaps Balkans), second half of 18th century.

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
MS 139868 ( soas manuscript number )
dfd63520-6db0-460b-9acd-8cf9c96cc2f4 ( calm recordid )