# 22342

AĞANIN, Hasan (publisher)

صغير جغرافي اطلاسى [Small Geographical Atlas] 

Constantinople : Hasan Ağanın [circa 1890]. Octavo, printed mauve papered boards with image of a globe (edges chipped), cloth spine, salmon endpapers (gutters split, early Armenian owner’s inscription dated 1892); unpaginated, 14 double page lithographed maps with hand colouring; a very good example.

A rare Ottoman atlas of the world published in Constantinople by the Persian publisher Hasan Ağanın, including a map of Australia and Antarctica.

The maps are: the world (in two hemispheres); Europe (three maps, one of linguistic groups); Asia; Africa; North America; South America; Australia and the Pacific (with inset maps of Southeast Asia and Antarctica); the Balkans; the Ottoman Empire; the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East; Egypt and East Africa (with inset map of the mouth of the Nile); West Africa and the Maghreb.

This atlas (like other works by the same publisher) appears not to be held in Western libraries.