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Piri Reis
Piri Reis KITAB-I BAHRIYE [BOOK OF NAVIGATION] 1718 Facsimile Manuscript Book
Istanbul: 2014. Facsimile. DETAILS & CATALOGUING TRAVEL, ATLASES, MAPS & NATURAL HISTORY Piri Reis KITAB-I BAHRIYE [BOOK OF NAVIGATION]. [AH 1131/ AD 1718] ORIGINAL SOLD ON SOTHEBY'S AUCTION HOUSE FOR 326500 GBP A very rare and fine illustrated manuscript of the Kitab-i Bahriye based on the original version of the great Ottoman admiral, geographer and cartographer Piri Reis (d.1554). Manuscript on paper in Ottoman Turkish script in black ink with titles in red ink (320 x 225mm.), 21-25 lines, 225 folios, 121 numbered hand-coloured manuscript maps (7 double-page), bound in contemporary Turkish brown morocco with folding flap, sides with blind-tooled central floral medallion and border, preserved in a modern black buckram box, binding very slightly rubbed. Facsimile Edition print date :2014 CATALOGUE NOTE The Kitab-i Bahriye (Book of navigation or maritime matters) is an important portolano or book of sailing directions. The charts are based on the tradition of the isolario, introduced by Cristoforo Buondelmonte in 1420 and developed later by Bartolommeo dalli Sonetti and Benedetto Bordone. The work is divided into chapters, each detailing a specific location or region of the Mediterranean and accompanied by a chart. In the prologue Piri Reis explains that he chose to produce this work following the enthronement of Sultan Suleyman in 1520, when many individuals chose to present works to the monarch to gain favour, fame and honour. Piri Reis produced two versions, the first in 1521 (the version present here) and a second revised version in 1526. Both versions survive in a smal … [Click Below for Full Description]
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