Ottoman Miniature Art

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A map of Egypt  by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in Kitab-i Bahriye, 16 century.

A map of Egypt by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in Kitab-i Bahriye, 16 century.

Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the city of Damietta (Shahr-i Dumyād) on the Egyptian coast from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum

Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the city of Damietta (Shahr-i Dumyād) on the Egyptian coast from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum

Detail of the illuminated opening page of the Persian manuscript, Gulistan, by the thirteenth-century poet, Sadi, one of Persia’s great literary masters. Gulistan means ‘rose-garden’, and the manuscript is made up of stories each representing a flower of the poetic garden. This manuscript was copied in 1649.

Detail of the illuminated opening page of the Persian manuscript, Gulistan, by the thirteenth-century poet, Sadi, one of Persia’s great literary masters. Gulistan means ‘rose-garden’, and the manuscript is made up of stories each representing a flower of the poetic garden. This manuscript was copied in 1649.

Piri Reis View of Venice" 1525

Piri Reis View of Venice" 1525

Ottoman Manuscript (Dental Treatment)

Ottoman Manuscript (Dental Treatment)

Venice, as rendered by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in his Kitab-i Bahriye, a book of portolan charts and sailing directions produced in the early 16th century. (via Islamic Arts and Architecture)

Venice, as rendered by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in his Kitab-i Bahriye, a book of portolan charts and sailing directions produced in the early 16th century. (via Islamic Arts and Architecture)

Ottoman Turkey, Costumes, Medjmouaï Teçavir (1910s) Fruchtermann No. 110. Max Fruchtermann, 1852-1918. The most prominent early publisher of Ottoman postcards, at the age of seventeen he opened a frame-shop at Yüksekkaldirim Istanbul. It is hard to underestimate his role in the publishing scene that followed. He was one of the first "editeurs" (if not the very first) to create postcards depicting the Ottoman Empire.

Ottoman Turkey, Costumes, Medjmouaï Teçavir (1910s) Fruchtermann No. 110. Max Fruchtermann, 1852-1918. The most prominent early publisher of Ottoman postcards, at the age of seventeen he opened a frame-shop at Yüksekkaldirim Istanbul. It is hard to underestimate his role in the publishing scene that followed. He was one of the first "editeurs" (if not the very first) to create postcards depicting the Ottoman Empire.

Cut-paper work illustration of a pavilion flanked by cypress trees in a garden filled with tulips and other flowers. The illustration is from an album dated 1687 by the calligrapher Mehemed bin Ahmed Sirozi. Calligraphy album.

Cut-paper work illustration of a pavilion flanked by cypress trees in a garden filled with tulips and other flowers. The illustration is from an album dated 1687 by the calligrapher Mehemed bin Ahmed Sirozi. Calligraphy album.

Cut-paper work illustration of a pavilion flanked by cypress trees in a garden filled with tulips and other flowers. The illustration is from an album dated 1687 by the calligrapher Mehemed bin Ahmed Sirozi. Calligraphy album.

Cut-paper work illustration of a pavilion flanked by cypress trees in a garden filled with tulips and other flowers. The illustration is from an album dated 1687 by the calligrapher Mehemed bin Ahmed Sirozi. Calligraphy album.

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