REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Map of Piri Reis

MARBLINGS, MAPS, BINDINGS

Map of Piri Reis
Drawn on leather by famous Ottoman sailor, geographer and mapdrawer Piri Reis (1457-1555) in 1513 with realistic additional information on the Atlantic Ocean, Africa and America. Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of the Seas) (1521) by Piri Reis includes many maps very similar to modern maps. (Topkapı Palace Museum)