Open up a world of Turkish inspiration with a Cornucopia digital subscription

Buy a stand-alone digital subscription and get unlimited access to dozens of back issues capturing the spirit of Turkey for just £18.99 / $18.99 a year.

Print subscribers automatically receive FREE access to the digital archive.
Please register at www.exacteditions.com/digital/cornucopia with your subscriber account number or contact subscriptions@cornucopia.net

Buy a digital subscription Activate free digital access (print subscribers only)

A Journey Through Maps: Introduction

A Journey Through Maps
Tekfen


I bought my first and highly colourful maps of Turkey in 1985 in London, for the sole purpose of decorating my library. Over the years, however, collecting maps of Turkey turned into a passion and today I have as many as two thousand.

While I was collecting these maps I never thought that one day I would publish them as a book. But friends who saw these maps over the years hanging on the wall of my library and offices encouraged me to share them with others by publishing them.

I postponed this idea for a long time; firstly because I wanted to reach a saturation point in my search for maps, and secondly because of my busy work schedule. However, once I retired in May 2013 I had no further excuse. As far as I know, this publication is the first reference book of this magnitude on the subject of maps of Turkey.

I have gathered these maps from various map dealers, auction houses and antiquarian book dealers all over the world, but to a large extent from London. I have numbered all the maps in different categories as I bought them and these numbers appear at the bottom of each map in the book.

For this catalogue I have arranged the maps in chronological order. The information below each map is either taken from the map itself whenever available or was provided by the dealers and auction houses at the time of the purchase. For certain maps lacking such information I have tried to gather data from cartographic books and catalogues and the websites of prominent map dealers.

At the end of the first volume I have added brief information about cartographers and engravers as well as map publishers.

I hope this catalogue will be a reference source that will enable enthusiastic map collectors to identify their maps; a source which I was greatly in need of myself while putting together my collection.

Erhan Öner
İstanbul, 2016

Cornucopia Digital Subscription

The Digital Edition

Cornucopia has joined forces with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. This brand new resource is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.

Digital Subscription: £18.99 / $18.99 (1 year)

Subscribe now

Print subscribers automatically receive FREE access to the digital archive. If you are already a subscriber, please register at www.exacteditions.com/digital/cornucopia with your subscriber account number or contact subscriptions@cornucopia.net