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The Cedid Atlas Tercümesi

 

The Cedid Atlas Tercümesi, or New Atlas, was published in Istanbul in 1803 by the Ottoman Military Engineering School Press — the first atlas to be printed in the Muslim world.

The atlas, intended to provide military students and officials with modern geographic information, was produced as part of the “New Order” of Sultan Selim III. The atlas was part of an effort to incorporate Western military and technological advances into Ottoman society.

To read the full article:

http://mashable.com/2016/08/07/cedid-atlas/?ref=yfp#OjrkqoU8l5qs

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