Stanford's Map of Ottoman EuropeSKU: 9542
Stanford's Map of Ottoman Europe
Date of publication:
75.5 x 110.5 cm
Illustrating the Eastern Question
The Great Eastern Crisis was sparked by rebellions in Ottoman territories in southeastern Europe: Herzegovina, Bosnia and Bulgaria. The Great Powers swiftly intervened diplomatically, but rumours of Ottoman atrocities gave Russia an opportunity to declare war. Diplomatic pressure prevented the general balance of power from swinging decisively in Russia’s favour, but much of southeastern Europe was granted independence and henceforth fell within the Russian sphere of influence, despite the revisions made at the Congress of Berlin in 1878.
Condition & Materials
Lithographed folding map of Turkey in Europe, 75.5 x 110.5 cm, original hand-colour, dissected into 32 sheets and laid on linen, one or two trivial spots and stains, folding into original brown cloth covers with printed paper label. Published in London. Contemporary ownership signature to verso of the map, ‘Colonel ... Nugent’. Unfortunately the signature is partially illegible, and the Nugents were a large and distinguished military family, so there are a number of possible candidates.