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- * Piri Reis Map * - In 1513, Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis compiled this map using military intelligence -

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Piri Reis Map, 1513 A.D. The Antarctic coastline is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.

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Piri Reis (Muhyiddin Piri Bey) : "Map of the River Nile From Its Estuary South" (Book of Navigation, c1525) - Giclee Fine Art Print

Map of the River Nile From Its Estuary South, from Book of Navigation, by Piri Reis (Muhyiddin Piri Bey) (c1525) Fine Art Reproduction

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Piri Reis Map Comparing South America. One of the most fascinating things is this map exists even before S. America was "discovered"

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