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W.660, Maritime atlas


This is an illuminated and illustrated maritime atlas, referred to as the Walters Deniz atlası. It is an early Ottoman atlas, perhaps dating to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. The work contains eight 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 nastaʿlīq script. A distinguishing feature of this atlas is the detailed approach to representing such features as city vignettes.

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    1. Front flyleaf ia

      W.660, Front flyleaf ia
    2. Front flyleaf ib

      W.660, Front flyleaf ib
    3. Front flyleaf iia

      W.660, Front flyleaf iia
    4. Front flyleaf iib

      W.660, Front flyleaf iib
    5. fol. 1a

      W.660, fol. 1a
    6. fol. 1b

      W.660, fol. 1b
    7. fol. 2a

      W.660, fol. 2a
    8. fol. 2b

      W.660, fol. 2b
    9. fol. 3a

      W.660, fol. 3a
    10. fol. 3b

      W.660, fol. 3b
    11. fol. 4a

      W.660, fol. 4a
    12. fol. 4b

      W.660, fol. 4b
    13. fol. 5a

      W.660, fol. 5a
    14. fol. 5b

      W.660, fol. 5b
    15. fol. 6a

      W.660, fol. 6a
    16. fol. 6b

      W.660, fol. 6b
    17. fol. 7a

      W.660, fol. 7a
    18. fol. 7b

      W.660, fol. 7b
    19. fol. 8a

      W.660, fol. 8a
    20. fol. 8b

      W.660, fol. 8b
    21. fol. 9a

      W.660, fol. 9a
    22. fol. 9b

      W.660, fol. 9b
    23. Spine

      W.660, Spine
    24. Fore-edge

      W.660, Fore-edge
    25. Head

      W.660, Head
    26. Tail

      W.660, Tail

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