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FAIK SABRI [DURAN] (1882-1943)

[OTTOMAN WORLD ATLAS] Ilk atlas. Ilk mekteblere mahsus.

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[=First atlas for primary schools]. London : Corc Filip ve Mahdumu Limited Matbaasi [George Philip & Son], 1927. Large octavo (240 x 200 mm), original cloth-backed limp paper boards (water and ink stains, pronounced vertical crease); pp. 16, with 15 chromolithographed maps; text in Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters); all leaves with vertical crease, occasional handling marks to margins.

First edition of this scarce world atlas for Turkish primary schools. Although printed in London, it was produced by Turkish cartographers and geography teachers under the editorship of Faik Sabri Duran (1882-1943), a noted geographer and travel writer. It was published in the early Republican period of Turkey, just prior to the Letter Revolution in 1928.

Duran studied in Istanbul and Paris. He worked as a geography teacher in various high schools, then as a lecturer and manager at Ankara Gazi Education Institute. He was known for his writings on various subjects, but especially for his works on geography.

Özege, Eski Harflerle Basılmış Türkçe Eserler Kataloğu (Catalog of Turkish works printed in Old Letters), 8764.