CLOSE
IndexTR
17th
International Architecture Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
Pavilion of Turkey
22/05—21/11/2021
SALE D'ARMI, ARSENALE
display:block;
PAPERWORK26
THE
PLANETARY
AND
THE
MYTHICAL
Curatorial Team
Published on
22/06/2021
Keywords
KARTOGRAFİ, GEZEGENSEL TASAVVUR, MİTOLOJİ
William Faden ve Mehmet Rauf Efendi, Cedid Atlas Tercümesi (İstanbul: Tab’hane-i Hümayun, 1803), 1¬–2. Amerika Birleşik Devletleri Kongre Kütüphanesi, Coğrafya ve Harita Bölümü. (Bu evan-i yumn-i ikbalde mahruse-yi Üsküdar'da müceddeden bina ve inşa buyurlan Tab'hane-yi Hümayun'da tab' ve tekmili müyesser olmuşdur ve bi-Allah'l-tevfik, sene 1218 [1803 ya da 1804])
Published on
22/06/2021
Keywords
KARTOGRAFİ, GEZEGENSEL TASAVVUR, MİTOLOJİ
THE
PLANETARY
AND
THE
MYTHICAL
Curatorial Team

This atlas, also known as the Üsküdar Atlas, was a part of the Nizam-ı Cedid (New Order) movement put into effect during the reign of Selim III in order to change the state structure of the Ottoman Empire, which was becoming cumbersome. Aspiring to show that they caught up with the new cartography techniques, the empire adapted 25 maps from William Faden’s General Atlas, publishing them with Mehmet Rauf’s treatise İcalet-ül Coğrafiye (Manual of Geography). One of these maps stands out among the others with its envisagement. In contrast to the other 24, this drawing does not represent the sublunar globe but depicts the zodiac, reminding readers of the relationship between planetary imagination, the Earth, and mythology.