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Maritime Atlas
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Maritime Atlas

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Description Walters manuscript W.660 is an illuminated and illustrated maritime atlas, referred to as the Walters Deniz atlasi. It is an early Ottoman atlas, perhaps dating to the 10th century AH/AD 16th. The work contains 8 double-page charts executed on parchment. Four of the maps show the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Black seas. There is also a world map and a chart of the Indian Ocean. The various geographical names are written in black Nasta'liq script. A distinguishing feature of this atlas is the detailed approach to representing such features as city vignettes.
  • The Cross and the Crescent: Books from the Ottoman Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003.
  • Mapping the Ottoman World, 1500-1800. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago. 2007-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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10th century AH/AD 16th century (Ottoman)
ink and pigments on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 11 13/16 x W: 8 7/8 in. (30 x 22.5 cm)
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