The origins of the Ottomans can be traced back to the late 11th century when a few small Muslim emirates of Turkic origins and nomadic nature called Beyliks started to be found in different parts of Anatolia. This territory included the port of Kherson and gave the Russian Empire its first direct access to the Black Sea. Yedisan or Jedisan on this map ceded to Russia. Ottoman Empire, empire created by Turkish tribes in Anatolia (Asia Minor) that grew to be one of the most powerful states in the world during the 15th and 16th centuries. At its height the empire encompassed most of southeastern Europe to the gates of Vienna, including present-day Hungary, the Balkan region, Greece, and parts of Ukraine; portions of the Middle East now occupied by Iraq, Syria, Israel, and Egypt; North Africa as far west as Algeria; and large parts of the Arabian Peninsula. In the early 16th century, Ottoman expansion continued with the conquests of Syria and Egypt. The empire reached the height of its power under its famous sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent (reigned 1520-66).
Map of the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power. Imperial motto, Devlet-i Ebed-mddet’ (Ottoman Turkish for the Eternal State). Ottoman Empire, vast state founded in the late 13th cent. by Turkish tribes in Anatolia and ruled by the descendants of Osman I until its. THE EMPIRE AT ITS HEIGHT. It replaced the Byzantine Empire as the major power in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Ottoman Empire reached its height under Suleiman the Magnificent (reigned 1520-66), when it expanded to cover the Balkans and Hungary, and reached the gates of Vienna.
The Ottoman Empire was an Islamic based dominion that lasted from 1299 to 1922 A.D., a time span of 623 years. At the height of Ottoman power in the 16th and 17th centuries, it controlled land that spanned three continents and dominanted much of Western Asia, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and North Africa. Map of Rome at its Peak. The Ottoman Empire was a huge Empire who ruled between 1299-1922. Their empire was centered in present-day Turkey, and extended its influence into southeastern Europe as well as the Middle East. As this empire grew by conquering lands of the Byzantine Empire and beyond, it came to include at the height of its power all of Asia Minor; the countries of the Balkan Peninsula; the islands of the eastern Mediterranean; parts of Hungary and Russia; Iraq, Syria, the Caucasus, Palestine, and Egypt; part of Arabia; and all of North Africa through Algeria.
Every imperial project, no matter how great, eventually meets its downfall. In fact, you may be reading this in a country that was once part of a now-vanished international superpower. (via Maps On The Web). The Ottoman Empire (1299-1823). The Ottoman armies reached as far as the gates of Vienna, where they were repulsed for a second time in 1683, the height of their expansion on land. The map below shows the extent of the Ottoman Empire in 1683. At the height of its power, the empire encompassed approximately 8 million km2. The Ottoman Empire contained 29 provinces and numerous vassal states, some of which were later absorbed into the empire, while others gained various types of autonomy during the course of centuries. I’ve even seen some twits put up British Empire maps containing China and Thailand! Founded by ethnic Turks in 1299, the Ottoman Empire took its name from Osman I, the leader of what was initially a small principality in northwestern Anatolia (Asia Minor). At its peak the Ottoman Empire included the areas of Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and parts of the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa. The Ottoman Empire then entered its height and what is known as the Period of Great Expansion, during which time the empire came to include the lands of over ten different European and Middle Eastern states. Detailed map from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum covering the Ottoman Empire at its height, including territories in Balkans, Anatolia, Levant, Arabia and North Africa.
Ottoman Empire Map
Description: A hand coloured miniature map of the Ottoman Empire. Description: The Ottoman Empire at its height published during the Dutch Golden Age.