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Name of Object:

Ottoman map of the period of Sultan Abdülhamid II


Istanbul, Turkey

Holding Institution:

Istanbul University, Nadir Eserler Kütüphanesi (Rare Books Library)

 About Ministry of Culture and Tourism (General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums), Istanbul

Date of Object:

19th century

Material(s) / Technique(s):





Known as one of the world's largest photo archive and named as Yıldız Albums, Abdülhamid 's II photo archives contains about 37 thousand pictures from that period of the Ottoman borders. Abdülhamid II was the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the last Sultan to exert effective autocratic control over the fracturing state. He oversaw a period of decline in the power and extent of the empire, including widespread pogroms and government massacres against the minorities of the empire (named the Hamidian massacres after him) as well as an assassination attempt, ruling from 31 August 1876 until he was deposed shortly after the 1908 Young Turk Revolution, on 27 April 1909.

Citation of this web page:

"Ottoman map of the period of Sultan Abdülhamid II" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;tr;116;en

MWNF Working Number: TR2 112

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