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İstanbul City Guide 1934 & Burgaz Island Google Map 2020

I commemorate Refik Halid Karay with respect on his birthday. I present to you the map of Burgaz Island from the 1934 Municipality City Guide mentioned in the column post below and the google maps that my researches and collection can be visited virtually. I wish you a pleasant tour during the quarantine days.


After that, every collection piece I share will be marked on the maps simultaneously with my articles.





How about the fact that Istanbul, which has been winning many new roads, parks, squares, boulevards, cornices and so on for eight years, does not have a brand new map, or rather a plan for the traveler. American sailors, who came to our city last week, wandered through the streets only with commanders, volunteer guides, many of them coming, "whatever it is, wherever it comes to us!" We have not seen anything similar to the map in the hands of any of them. Tomorrow, they meet visitors who are expected to increase in proportion to the settlement of the peace; they stuck. It is also a forgetfulness not to distribute a small English-printed map to be used by the municipality in 1939.

Istanbul, which we want to increase its touristic nature, needs a perfect tourist map, even until the fifth centennial conquest. Although it is better to have these maps in a Guide that will satisfy the foreigner, it should also be sold without a guide and very cheaply. I can say that we can use these maps as much as travelers. The Istanbul City Guide, printed by the municipal administration at that time with the help of the valuable Mr. Osman Ergin in 1934, does not leave with my desk. I either look at street names or maps, and find what I am looking for. Even for the oldest and curious Istanbulites in a huge city like Istanbul, there is always something new to ask and learn. For example, the other day I heard from the ear that a dude was sitting in a place called "Stone exit". In this guide, I first looked at the street names, then the sign, and looked at the position on the map, I believed that I would find it as if I had put it in my hand.

Istanbul City Guide 1934 - Burgaz Island

However, even though the precious work we have was sold on a single piece of paper, its existence is still unknown by some; Our people are not yet used to making use of city plans and maps. On the other hand, Istanbul City Guide is not a full tourist attraction. It can help to meet the needs of the native rather than the foreigner. In this respect, we should not dismiss the work of bringing an Istanbul map, which is also suitable for foreigners, appropriate and practical.

Akşam, 11 April 1946

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