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In contemporary colour, complete, including the the first scientific map of Arabia published in the Islamic world

Katib Chelebi.

Jihan-numa [The Mirror of the World]. Constantinople, 1732. With 40 engr. maps and plates.

First edition. Almost unobtainable thus with all 40 maps and plates; even the British Library copies (Oriental and India Office Collections, Or.80.a.10 and a.7) have one map fewer than ours. Includes the famous map of the Arabian peninsula drawn by Ahmed Al-Qirimi, the first ever to be printed with captions in Arabic. „Of the utmost interest both as the best-known work of Ottoman geographical literature and as the document of a pivotal moment in the history of ideas“ (Wolff). Printed at the first Turkish press by Ibrahim M├╝teferrika.