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Faik [Faik, Mühendis]
Seyahatname-i Bahr-i Muhit, Ümid Burnu tarikiyle Istanbul - Basra seyahati
Kostantiniyye [Constantinople]: Mekteb-i Bahriye-i Sahane Matbaasi, 1868. First edition. Text in Ottoman Turkish. In publisher's half leather. The panels are decorated with floral ornamentation. Spine rubbed with small damage to the tail and the head. Covers slightly worn, panels bumped at corners. Early twentieth-century inscription on the front flyleaf in black ink. Light foxing here and there. Overall in very good condition.. First edition. Text in Ottoman Turkish. In publisher's half leather. The panels are decorated with floral ornamentation. (1), (1)-62, (1), (63)-81, (1) p. Extremely scarce, first edition of Mühendis Faik's memoir about his adventurous travel from Constantinople to Basrah through Brazil, Africa, and India, the first American expedition of Turkish marines. (Özalp, 2006.) Two Ottoman warships, called Bursa and İzmir departed Constantinople in September 1865, with the assignment to get to Basrah. Due to a storm, the ships lost their way and thus only reached their destination in the Persian Gulf after visiting various coasts from Africa to Brazil, then India to the Arabic Gulf. The present book contains a detailed report on the journey, written by Mühendis Faik, the marine engineer of the ship, Bursa. Besides his travels on sea, Faik gives a detailed account of the cities and countries he visited describing their culture, trade, industry and politics. Such places are Algeria and Cape Verde, the Canary Islands, Brazil, Mauritius, Mumbai, Muscat, Bushehr and Basrah. The most significant parts of the book report about Faik's almost … [Click Below for Full Description]
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