A guide to the Muslim monuments of Istanbul

Ayvansarayi, Hafiz Huseyin. Hadikat ul-cevami' [Garden of the Mosques].

Istanbul, Matbaa-I Amire, [1864 CE] = 1281 H.

8vo. 2 vols. 310 pp., final blank f. 263, (1) pp. Contemporary half calf over green and marbled boards with gilt spine and handwritten spine-labels.


A guide to the Muslim monuments of Istanbul: perhaps the most important Ottoman literary source for the Islamic landmarks of the capital. Long recognized by Turkish scholars as a unique source for the city's architecture and urban form, the text, which was completed in 1195/1780 and revised and enlarged between 1248/1832-33 and 1253/1838 by Ali Sati, contains separate descriptions of each of Istanbul's more than 800 mosques, plus accounts of its medreses, tombs, tekkes, and other monuments.

From the library of John R. Walsh (1919-93), Professor of Turkish Studies at Edinburgh University, with many neat marginal notes, a few underlinings and a few notes loosely inserted or tipped in, most of which appear to be in his hand. A Turkish newspaper clipping from 1950 glued in vol. 1.

Covers rubbed and bumped at extremeties, but firm. Internally very good.

Özege 6565. Cf. Faeuk Sumer, i. A. fas. 59, pp. 386-388.

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