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1521, Piri Reis, Venice Lagoon.  The Kitab-i Bahriye ( Book of the Navy) is a navigation manual of the Mediterranean made by turkish Ottoman admiral Piri Reis  in the second decade of the sixteenth century   and completed around 1521.

Venice Piri Reis was a century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the importa

Map of Chios, Greece by Piri Reis

Map of Chios, Greece by Piri Reis

Map of Ancona.  The Maps of Piri Reis  Piri Reis was a 16th century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea.

Piri Reis was a century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation).

Map of city of Venice (Venedīk) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.658, fol. 186a & 185b -- Originally composed in 932 AH / 1525 CE and dedicated to Sultan Süleyman I ("The Magnificent"), this great work by Piri Reis on navigation was later revised and expanded.

Kitab-i Bahriye - Book of the Sea expanded version originally composed 1525 CE by Piri Reis and dedicated to Sultan Süleyman I (“The Magnificent”),

Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the coast of Tunisia with the ports of Bizerte (Binzert) and Tunis (Ṭūnūs) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.658, fol.277b

Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the coast of Tunisia with the ports of Bizerte (Binzert) and Tunis (Ṭūnūs) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms.

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Saber with Scabbard Date: century Culture: Turkish Medium: Steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls

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