Rehber-i derya: Sevâhil ve Cezâyir-i Bahr-i Sefîdin ta'rifatini havîdir.
4to. 171, (1) pp. Ottoman Turkish in Arabic type. Modern full red cloth with giltstamped spine-title, with the original front wrapper bound before the title-page.
First and only edition.
Early pilot guide to the Aegean Sea by an admiral of the Ottoman navy, describing the shores of the Vilayet of the Archipelago, an administrative division of the Ottoman Empire extant from 1867 to 1912/13. At its maximum extent it included the Ottoman Aegean islands, Cyprus, and the Dardanelles Strait. Admiral Süleyman Faik (1845-1909) had in 1864 travelled the shores of the African continent, which earned him the position of captain, and served in the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78.
Paper evenly browned throughout. Small tear to front wrapper, a second small tear rebacked with paper; minor edge flaws to final leaf, not touching the text.
Özege 16579. Not in Askerî Tarih Yayinlari Bibliyografyasi [= Bibliography of Turkish History of Military Books].