Carte de la Turquie de l’Arabie et de la Perse,…

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Carte de la Turquie de l’Arabie et de la Perse,…


Map depicts the former osman empire with Arabia, Persia and a decorativ cartouche.


dated 1776


Buache (1700-1773)

Philippe Buache (1700-1773) was a French cartographer and geographer, and the pupil of Guillaume de l'Isle. He is best known for his Atlas physique of 1754. He hypothesised correctly about the existence of a southern continent, and contributed to geographical enquiry by devising the system of dividing the world according to seas and rivers. Jean-Claude Dezauche (c.1745-1824) was a French cartographer, engraver, and publisher. A continuator of Buache, and thus de l'Isle, Dezauche's work is often overlooked or misattributed. Dezauche acquired most of de l'Isle and Buache's stock in 1780, from Buache's nephew Jean-Nicolas, himself also an engraver and map-maker.

Historical Description

The area of today's Turkey has been populated since the Paleolithic. The name of the Turks comes from Central Asia. The immigrants from whom Turkey got its name were the Oghusen and came from the area around the Aral Sea. The Turkish settlement of Anatolia began with the arrival of the Seljuks in the 11th century AD. Around 1299, Osman I, Gazi (1259–1326) founded the Ottoman dynasty named after him, from which the name of the Ottoman Empire (also called the Turkish Empire) ) derives. After the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, the Ottomans ruled over large parts of the Middle East, North Africa, the Crimea, the Caucasus and the Balkans. After the expansion of the Ottoman Empire into Europe was brought to a standstill near Vienna and the Ottoman army was defeated there on Kahlenberg in 1683, the empire was pushed back further and further from its European territories to the tip west of the Marmara Sea, between Istanbul and Edirne. The national movements that emerged from the 19th century onwards led to a gradual fragmentation of the empire, the occupation of Turkish North Africa by European powers and finally the defeat in the First World War resulted in its ultimate decline.

Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)47,5 x 63
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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