THESSALONIKI–BITOLA RAILWAY: Ein Ausflug nach Macedonien: Besuch der deutschen Eisenbahn von Saloniki nach Monastir [A Voyage to Macedonia. Visiting the German Railway from Thessaloniki to Monastir].
A first uncommon printed report on the Ottoman railway from Thessaloniki to Bitola, built under the sponsorship of the Deutsche Bank in the Ottoman Empire. Accompanied by a detailed map.
Author: Colmar Freiherr von der GOLTZ (1843 –1916).
Place and Year: Berlin: Decker 1894.
Technique: 8°:  book-plate pasted-down on the inner margin of the first sheet, , 154 pp., colour lithographed folding map (56,5 x 33 cm / 22.2 x 13 inches), yellow wrappers with printed title.
This is a first report on the railway from Thessaloniki, today in Greece, to Bitola, in today’s Macedonia, a 219-kilometre long railway line, which was built under the Ottoman Empire as a branch line of the Oriental Railways. The plans to build a rail on this important route in the Ottoman Empire existed since the 1850s, but the construction only started in 1890, when the Ottoman Porte gaveDeutsche Bank a concession. The railroad was finished in 1894.
Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843 – 1916), also known as Goltz Pasha, was a Prussian Field Marshal and author, who spent most of his time working as a German envoyé under the Ottoman Empire.
References: OCLC 752627352 & 35153703.