This section comprises maps and blueprints dating mainly from the 19th or 20th centuries and featuring Istanbul and its various districts (such as Galata, Pera, Tophane, Eminönü, Pangaltı, Kasımpaşa, Şişli, Nişantaşı, Kadıköy, the Bosphorus and its environs, the Prince’s Islands etc.), as well as Izmir, Edirne, and other Anatolian provinces. It also includes thematic maps depicting key events from the establishment and rise of the Ottoman Empire such as the Battle of Ankara, the conquest of Istanbul, the siege of Vienna, etc, as well as of Byzantine Istanbul.