''TURKEY IN ASIA AND THE CAUSASIAN PROVINCES OF RUSSIA'' New York: J. H. Colton, c. 1855 (dated). Engraved map with original hand-coloring. (Image: 13 x 14 1/2'')
This map depicts the 19th century claims of the Ottoman Empire which included Turkey, the Holy Land and Caucasus Region - the region from the Crimea south to the Nile Delta, west to Aegean and east to the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Shown are the present-day countries of Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, and Israel, Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan and parts of Iran, Greece, Egypt and Ukraine. Topographical features are shown with major cities, towns, deserts, oases, rivers, islands and land routes located. A very detailed view of the area as it was known in the 1850's.