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The Resource Tarikh al-Hind al-gharbi al-musammā bi-Hadith-i naw

Tarikh al-Hind al-gharbi al-musammā bi-Hadith-i naw

Label
Tarikh al-Hind al-gharbi al-musammā bi-Hadith-i naw
Title
Tarikh al-Hind al-gharbi al-musammā bi-Hadith-i naw
Title variation
  • Tarih ül-Hind ül-Garbi
  • Tārīḫ-i Hind-i Ğarbī
  • Tarih-i Hind-i Garbi
Contributor
Former owner
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
ota
Summary
A geographical and cosmological work containing an account of the discovery of the New World, of uncertain authorship, but attributed by some to Meḥmed ibn Ḥasan üs-Suʻūdī, the Persian physician Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf Harawī, or, erroneously, to Kâtip Çelebi.
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Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • page 437, no. 4
  • III:41-44
  • no. 45
  • 32122, 94396
  • 365, Anm. 1
  • 96d
Citation source
  • Watson, W.J. "İbrahim Müteferrika and Turkish incunabula," Journal of the American Oriental Society 88, no. 3 (July-Sept. 1968): 435-441
  • Toderini, G. Letteratura turchesca (1787 edition)
  • Browne, E.G. Hand-list, arranged alphabetically under the titles, of the Turkish and other printed and lithographed books presented by Mrs. E.J.W. Gibb to the Cambridge University Library
  • Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time
  • Babinger, F. Geschichtschreiber der Osmanen und ihre Werke
  • Breslauer, M. Books, manuscripts, autograph letters from the fourteenth to the present century (Catalogue 97)
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Translation of the title reads, "Description of the India of the West according to recent discoveries," and in fact the present work was the first in the Turkish language to bring a knowledge of America to the Middle East. The illustrations of New World flora and fauna are fantastical, depicting trees whose fruits are in human form, long-snouted horses, mermen at battle with land-dwellers, and other strange men and beasts; see Watson, page 438
Label
Tarikh al-Hind al-gharbi al-musammā bi-Hadith-i naw
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The fourth of 17 works printed by Ibrahim Müteferrika, "müteferrika" (house steward) to Sultan Ahmed III, and first printer of moveable Arabic type in the Muslim world. Müteferrika was born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania sometime between 1672 and 1675, and converted to Islām after moving to Constantinople as a young man. A man of many talents, Müteferrika was a cartographer, editor, translator, printer, typefounder, and scholar; he held many different administrative positions at court, and also served as a diplomat for the Ottoman empire abroad
  • Caption title
  • Often referred to as: Tārīḫ-i Hind-i Ğarbī; see Toderini, Browne
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Illustrated with four copperplate engravings: a double-page "Chart of the climes according to moderns," with a table of climate information at left, and a diagramatic depiction of the world at the right; a large folded leaf containing a chart of the solar system, with Earth in the center and the other planets in concentric rings around it; a double-page planispheric map of the world; and a double-hemispheric map of the world (on two pages). There are also 13 woodcut drawings throughout the text of men, animals, birds, and plants of the New World. See Kenneth Nebenzahl, Rare americana: catalogue 2 (1959). Believed to be the earliest book printed in Turkey with wood engravings
  • Text printed in Arabic type on thin burnished paper
  • For additional background information on the Müteferrika imprints at UCLA, consult the collection file in Library Special Collections
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[3], 91 leaves, [7] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: text within gilt borders edged in black on each page. This copy includes a full set of illustrations: 3 double-page maps, 1 double-page astronomical chart, and 13 woodcut illustrations, all vividly hand-colored, in red, pink, orange, green, yellow, blue, and brown. Bound in olive morocco and olive marbled paper boards; gilt floral ornaments in spine panels; gilt spine title; brown and blue marbled endpapers, lined with turquoise tissue; two paper shelf-mark labels on upper board; red and white paper shelf mark label of Fahri Bilge, "1656" at top of spine. Red ownership inkstamp on recto of leaf [1] of the library of Fahri Bilge, who was director of the Kayseri branch of the Turkish Agricultural Bank, the Ziraat Bankasi ("Fahri Bilge Kütüphanesi"). Acquired from the estate of Fahri Bilge through the efforts of Professor Andreas Tietze of the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages, Istanbul, 1967; see UCLA Librarian volume 20, Numbers 4-5 (April-May 1967), pages 17-18.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: imperfect, leaves 53 (with 1 woodcut illustration on leaf 53v), and 82-83 wanting; also lacking are all 4 engravings, including the double-page climate chart, the folded map of the earth and solar system, and the double-page planispheric and hemispheric maps. All 12 of the illustrations present are uncolored. Bound in old cardboard covers covered with mottled paper; black cloth spine; small white [title?] label affixed to upper cover. Manuscript notes in Turkish and black inkstamps with captions in Turkish on front and rear endleaves. In modern plain black cloth clamshell box.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts, engravings), 3 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12167412
  • ucoclc12167412
Label
Tarikh al-Hind al-gharbi al-musammā bi-Hadith-i naw
Publication
Note
  • The fourth of 17 works printed by Ibrahim Müteferrika, "müteferrika" (house steward) to Sultan Ahmed III, and first printer of moveable Arabic type in the Muslim world. Müteferrika was born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania sometime between 1672 and 1675, and converted to Islām after moving to Constantinople as a young man. A man of many talents, Müteferrika was a cartographer, editor, translator, printer, typefounder, and scholar; he held many different administrative positions at court, and also served as a diplomat for the Ottoman empire abroad
  • Caption title
  • Often referred to as: Tārīḫ-i Hind-i Ğarbī; see Toderini, Browne
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Illustrated with four copperplate engravings: a double-page "Chart of the climes according to moderns," with a table of climate information at left, and a diagramatic depiction of the world at the right; a large folded leaf containing a chart of the solar system, with Earth in the center and the other planets in concentric rings around it; a double-page planispheric map of the world; and a double-hemispheric map of the world (on two pages). There are also 13 woodcut drawings throughout the text of men, animals, birds, and plants of the New World. See Kenneth Nebenzahl, Rare americana: catalogue 2 (1959). Believed to be the earliest book printed in Turkey with wood engravings
  • Text printed in Arabic type on thin burnished paper
  • For additional background information on the Müteferrika imprints at UCLA, consult the collection file in Library Special Collections
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[3], 91 leaves, [7] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: text within gilt borders edged in black on each page. This copy includes a full set of illustrations: 3 double-page maps, 1 double-page astronomical chart, and 13 woodcut illustrations, all vividly hand-colored, in red, pink, orange, green, yellow, blue, and brown. Bound in olive morocco and olive marbled paper boards; gilt floral ornaments in spine panels; gilt spine title; brown and blue marbled endpapers, lined with turquoise tissue; two paper shelf-mark labels on upper board; red and white paper shelf mark label of Fahri Bilge, "1656" at top of spine. Red ownership inkstamp on recto of leaf [1] of the library of Fahri Bilge, who was director of the Kayseri branch of the Turkish Agricultural Bank, the Ziraat Bankasi ("Fahri Bilge Kütüphanesi"). Acquired from the estate of Fahri Bilge through the efforts of Professor Andreas Tietze of the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages, Istanbul, 1967; see UCLA Librarian volume 20, Numbers 4-5 (April-May 1967), pages 17-18.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: imperfect, leaves 53 (with 1 woodcut illustration on leaf 53v), and 82-83 wanting; also lacking are all 4 engravings, including the double-page climate chart, the folded map of the earth and solar system, and the double-page planispheric and hemispheric maps. All 12 of the illustrations present are uncolored. Bound in old cardboard covers covered with mottled paper; black cloth spine; small white [title?] label affixed to upper cover. Manuscript notes in Turkish and black inkstamps with captions in Turkish on front and rear endleaves. In modern plain black cloth clamshell box.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts, engravings), 3 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12167412
  • ucoclc12167412

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