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Atlas-i Cedid (the modern Atlas) with the text, Ucalet ul Cografiya. 2 vols. by Mahmud Raif Pasha

The Text volume printed in 1218 H-1803 AD by Abd ur Rahman el Muderris in Uskudar. 79 ff in hard cover binding with gilt Tughra of the Sultan Abdul Hamid II. and the second volume in full leather binding tooled in gold, contains 24 maps (of 25) lacking th…

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$170,000.00


Drawing of a seated Dervish with his followers seating in front of him and playing music, signed by Reza-i Abbasi by Safavid Isfahan school of painting by Reza-i Abbasi

1624 Drawing. Good. No Binding. Signed by Illustrator(s). Titled in Persian "Majlis-I yawm-I sa'id ast" (Session of the happy day), signed "Raqm Kamineh Reza-i Abbasi" and dated 1034 AH.,- 1624 AD. Measurments of drawing: 13x11.5 cm (complete page: 23x17 …

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$150,000.00


Original work of the pictorial exploration made by the Hijaz railway committee to Ma'an , contains 95 photographs with descriptive text in Ottoman Turkish by The Ottoman Hejaz Railway photography commission

29 x 20 cm, 158 plates of text include 95 photographs by the Committee of which 42 photographs are on separate plates measured approx. 23 x 15 cm. The photography committee's travel from Istanbul to Ma'aan in Trans-Jordan. The text collected from the Vaki…

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$100,000.00


cihannuma (mirror of the world) complete copy with all of the maps, contemporary hand-colored by KATIB CELEBI (Mustafa ibn Abd Allah, aka Haci Halife, 1609-1657)

with 40 contemporary hand-colored maps complete. corners of the first 4p. repaired with missing of few words from the preface. otherwise, fine copy in modern fine Ottoman style binding lavishly gilt in gold. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE JIHANNUMA. Plann…

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$100,000.00


Unrecorded early Arabic manuscript of Rawh al- Ruh on preaching and Islamic ethic, with other tow works of the author by abdurrahman bin Ali bin Muhammad al Jawzi al Qurashi al Baghdadi, Abu al- Faraj (508-597 AH.,- 1114-1201 AD.)

Handwritten Very Good Hardcover 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Unique Arabic manuscript, mentioned by Abdulhamid al- 'Alwaji in his comprehensive work; Mu'allafat Ibn al- Jawzi p 135 as a second name of Rawh al Arwah which was printed in Cairo in the beginni…

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$90,000.00


Ottoman Qur'an signed by an Ottoman calligrapher in Cairo and endowed by an Egyptian Bey (Emir) to a mosque in sukhumi, Abkhazia by Ottoman Qur'anic calligraphy

591 p. of Naskhi script by a Bosnian Ottoman calligrapher, Abdurrahman el Bosnawi (Bosnavi), in Cairo 1080 AH. (1670 AD.). Full page endowment (Waqf) by Prince (Emir) Eyyub Bey el Kabir, the follower of Muhammad Bey abu al Thahab, to the Sultan Ahmed Mosq…

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$70,000.00


Tableau des nouveaux reglemens de L'Empire Ottoman by Mahmoud Rayf Efendi, Mahmud Raif Pasha

Uskudar, Istanbul: La nouvelle Imprimerie du Genie, Dar ut Tiba'aa al 'Amira , 1798 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. The second work of Mahmud Raif Pasha and one of the most rare and important military works has been early printed in…

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$65,000.00


حاشية على شرح هداية الحكمة suppliment on the commentary of Hidayat al hikmah , Important manuscript copied by Muhammed ibn As'ad al-Siddiqi al-Dawwani by Ali ibn Mohammed al-Jurjani , Known al-Sharif al-Jurjani (1339–1414)

Arabic text in 74 ff. 17 x 10.5 cm. Copied by Muhammed ibn As'ad al-Siddiqi al-Dawwani محمد بن أسعد الصديقي الدواني in 851 AH, -1447 AD. when was 21 years old . He started writing in his village Dawwan and completed it in Kazarun i…

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$60,000.00


Darben ve def'an Muhasara ve Muharese-i Kila ve Husun (Fenn-i Muhasara) AND Fenn-i Lagim (Traite de l'attaque et de la defense des places, and the author's other work on mines) 2 vols. by Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban

Printed by Muhammed Rasid in Dar ut Tiba'aa al Ma'mura, possibly in Orta Koy, after the third establishment of Ibrahim Muteferrika press.The two works were translated from the original French text to the Ottoman Turkish and dedicated to the Sultan by Kons…

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$60,000.00


Alf Layla wa Layla ( Thousand nights and one night ) First volume of two for the most rare edition printed in Bulak by anonymous

First volume of two, 710 p. in fine hard cover binding. the most rare and complete edition edited by Abdurrahman al Safti al Sharqawi. vol.1 contains 536 stories. 26.5 x 18 cm. printed in Bulak 1251 (1834-1835). …

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$60,000.00


cihannuma or Jihannuma (Mirror of the world) by KATIB CELEBI (Mustafa ibn Abd Allah, aka Haci Halife, 1609-1657)

FIrst page of the preface and last page of the index are facsimiles, else; complete with 39 original maps and shapes, mint condition and wide complete margins. 698pp of Ottoman Turkish text, printed by Ibrahim Muteferrika in 1145 AH. - 1732 AD. In contemp…

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$60,000.00


Tahrir Usul Iqlidis, TRADITIONE DOCTISSIMI NASRIDINI TUSINI NUNC PRIMUM ARABICE IMPRESSI. by Euclid, Nasir ud Din Al Tusi

TYPOGRAPHIA MEDICEA 1594, Arabic text of Thrir Usul Iqlidis (Eclid) translated by Nasir ud Din al Tusi. 453 p. iclude many woodcuts. chapter headings are in bold script. Firman (Imperial order) of the Ottoman Sultan Murad Khan IV dated 996 H ( November 15…

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$60,000.00


Fine Qur'an ( Quran ) manuscript copied by a well known Ottoman calligrapher (The first known work by him to be exist) مصحف مخطوط بيد الخطاط العثماني المعروف شمس الدين بن سليمان من تلاميذ السيد عبدالله المعروف يدي قوله لى by Shamseddin (Semseddin) bin Suleyman , scribe

18 x 12 cm , Approx. 1000 p. of buff paper ruled in gold .13 lines to the page . written in naskh script in black ink, verses separated by gold roundels, catchwords, various illuminated marginal devices, surah headings in white against floral gold panels,…

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$60,000.00


Imperial album prepared By the Royal photographer Ali Sami, for the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II about the Hejaz Railway by Imperial Hejaz Railway Album

18 large photographs explained in Ottoman Turkish, with signature on the first photograph by Ali Sami, from the engineer corps. in a royal binding prepared for the Yildiz Palace. extra-ordinary royal album about the Hejaz Railway.…

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$55,000.00


Ottoman photographic journey in the red sea and Hejaz by Photographic album

Photographic album of the Red Sea journey contains 76 photographs of which 20 taken in Jeddah and Mecca in 1902 showing the annual celebration of the coronation day of Sultan Abdul Hamid II , in the government house in Jeddah and Mecca. With tow photograp…

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$50,000.00


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