15 maps of Constantinople. [Şehremaneti İstanbul Rehberi]. [c.1918]
15 large folding chromolithographed maps, including one general map of Constantinople (1085 x 1755mm.) and 14 sectional maps (average 1095 x 615mm., or the reverse), Ottoman script, manuscript notes to verso, occasional tears or dampstaining (with minor loss at places)
additional printed pamphlet, (166 x 122mm.), Ottoman script, paper wrappers, trimmed, slightly worn
EXTREMELY RARE MAPS OF CONSTANTINOPLE BY NECIP BEY. He worked as an engineer and director for the cartography department in Constantinople from 1914 to 1918.
"Ihsan Belgen, inşaat Mühendisi", ink stamps to verso of maps and upper cover of pamphlet, one dated 5 August 1955
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