The Ottoman manuscript chart of the Mediterranean with Map ID: M.0313 is an item of exceptional significance, recording a total of 834 place names (in Ottoman script) that indicate coastal towns, islands, islets, reefs, bays, capes and river mouths.
In this interactive digital presentation, the international and local names corresponding to the Ottoman toponyms marked on the chart are also indicated.
Transcription of the original toponyms and identification of their modern equivalents: Agamemnon Tselikas, philologist-palaeographer, Director of the Historical and Palaeographical Archive of the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation.
Search can be conducted in two ways:
1. TOPONYM SEARCH: In the 'Type toponym' field, type the first letters of the place name you search for (either in Greek or Latin fonts) and select one of the suggested results that appear; the app locates the specific point of interest.
2. BROWSE: Select the place name of interest from the alphabetical list of the app.
3. In both cases, the place of interest appears on the surface of the chart. By clicking on it, you will be able to see the international name, the modern local name and the transcription of the original name of that place. If you wish to view the toponyms in the vicinity of the place of interest, click for maximum zoom (using the zoom bar on the top left).
To clear the search field and start over, click on 'Reset'.