Reprinting of 17th-century book on the geography of the Mediterranean and Aegean during the Ottoman Empire rule
A Turkish publisher reprinted a 17th-century book that sheds light on geographical features of the Mediterranean and the Aegean during the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
The Navy’s Chosen Ones (Müntehab-ı Bahriyye) or the Historical Geography of Mediterranean and Aegean, written by Katib Çelebi in 1645-1646, was edited by historian Fikret Sarıcaoğlu at Istanbul University and reprinted by the Turkish Rare Books Library.
The book covers geographical information for historians and sailors, Sarıcaoğlu told Anadolu Agency.
“The book tells about the locations of reefs and harbours, people in the region, and the castles and towers of that region,” he said.