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Figure 1: Kaleem Hussain during the lecture.
Muslim Heritage: A Scholarly Perspective
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PICTURE GALLERIES

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Researcher Asli Sancar holding her book. (Source).
Rogier, Drapers in the Grand Bazaar. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Liotard, Turkish Woman in the bath. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Lewis, In the Bey's Garden. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Twin pavilions, Topkapi Palace. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Wilkie, Mrs. Young. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Portrait of Hurrem Sultan. Source: Ottoman Women - Myth and Reality.
Poster of the conference held in Ankara.
Dinner in Ankara to welcome FSTC's participation at the Kâtip Çelebi conference. From left: Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, Prof. Ahmed Rumeli (Middle East University), the "1001" inscribed on a large slice of Turkish bread, Prof. Ralph Salmi (California State University), Tuba Urcu (office manager to Prof. Karliga and interpreter), and Prof. Bekir Karliga (Bahcesehir University).
Professor Salim Al-Hassani presenting his lecture before the conference. (Source).
Dr Salim Ayduz during his lecture. (Source).
An 18th-century copy of the Cihan-numa, a manual on geography of the earth by Kâtip Çelebi, preserved in the Leiden University Library (MS Or. 12.363). (Source).
Illustrations from one of Kâtip Çelebi's books.
Armillary sphere drawn by Ahmed Al-Kirimi. From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika (1732).
Ottoman Statesman on a board of a ship during a ceremony. Image taken from: Kâtib Çelebi, Tuhfat al-kibâr fî asfâr al-bihâr, edited by Idris Bostan. Ankara: Prime Ministry Undersecratariat of Maritime Affairs, 2008.
An Ottoman warship "Göke". Image taken from Tuhfat al-kibâr edited by Idris Bostan (Ankara, 2008).
A world map from of Katib Celebi's Tuhfat Al-Kibar. Image taken from Tuhfat al-kibâr edited by Idris Bostan (Ankara, 2008).
Two maps from Cihannuma, the world atlas by Katib Celebi (published in Istanbul, 1245H/1732) showing respectively Transoxiana and a part of Central Asia and Asia Minor as far east as the Euphrates, shown "upside-down", the map being oriented with south upwards. ©The British Library, MS Or. 80.a.10, p. 347 and p. 629. (Source 1) – (Source 2).
Top: A Venetian "Mavna" ship. Below: An Ottoman "Goke" ship belonging to the Bayezid II reign (1481-1512). Topkapi Palace Museum Library, Revan 1192, fol. 16ba. Image taken from Tuhfat al-kibâr edited by Idris Bostan. Ankara, 2008.
View of world map in Kâtip Çelebi's Kitâb-i Cihân-nümâi, edited by Ibrahim Müteferrika, in Istanbul (1732). (Source).
Celestial sphere from Katip Celebi's The book of Jihannuma.
The five circles show the names of the directions and the winds in various languages. Drawn by Galatali Migirdic. From Katip Celebi's The book of Jihannuma.
Resm-i Iklim-i Avrupa (The Continent of Europe): This map shows the countries and major cities of Europe and important rivers. From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika.
Resm-i Afrika: This map of the African continent in the Book of Jihannuma is done in the manner of Mercator, with the lines of latitude and longitude intersecting at right angles. From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika.
Iklim-i Asya (The Continent of Asia): From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika.

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