Journal of Ottoman Calligraphy

Lectures & Editorials on Calligraphy

NURUOSMANİYE LIBRARY

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Part of the complex of the Nuruosmaniye Mosque in Cağaloğlu, this manuscript library constructed in the Baroque style was opened in 1755. It contains collections belonging to Sultan Mahmud I (1730-54) and Sultan Osman III (1754-57). Of its 7600 volumes, 5052 are manuscripts (919 Ottoman Turkish, 3667 Arabic, 466 Persian). It is subordinate to the Süleymaniye Library.

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March 26, 2007 at 1:34 pm

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