Prepared by Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Ramazan Şeşen, M. Serdar Bekar, Gülcan Gündüz, A. Hamdi Furat,
Edited by Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu,
İstanbul, 2000 (in Turkish),
ISBN 92-9063-097-3 (vol.1),
ISBN 92-9063-098-1 (vol.2),
ISBN 92-9063-096-5 (set)
This two-volume work is third in the series titled History of Ottoman Scientific Literature after the History of Ottoman Astronomy Literature (1997) and the History of Ottoman Mathematical Literature (1999). It follows the same methodology as the first two works. It contains entries for 1629 printed and manuscript works produced on Ottoman lands during the Ottoman period, on scientific subjects relating to geography, cosmography and cartography. The findings of this comprehensive survey show that advances were made in both Western -and Eastern – oriented geographical sciences throughout the Ottoman period. Their parallel progress continued until Westerntype geographical science became dominant in the 19th century following the establishment of universities which included geography in their curricula. The main centre of geographical reseach was İstanbul.