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Piri Reis Paul Kahle, Ed."
Bahrije. Das turkische Segelhandbuch fur das Mittellandische Meer vom Jahre 1521.Berlin and Leipzig, Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1926-1927. 3 volumes. Large 8vo (26 x 18 cm). Volume 1 with 137 reproductions of manuscript pages of Ottoman Turkish text and maps and volume 2 with 4 plates. Publisher's original printed wrappers."
1465. [1], [1 blank], [2] pp. + 64 ll. + [4], [1 blank], [1] pp.; ll. 65-137; [1], [1 blank], Xlviii, 88 pp.Only published edition of the original version of the Kitab-I Bahriyye (Book of the sea) by the great Ottoman navigator and cartographer Piri Reis (1465/79-1553). In 1513 he made an important map that still survives, including the European, African and North and South American Atlantic coasts based on numerous sources, including a lost map drawn by Columbus. He then decided to collect all his own observations and all previous information that he could not fit onto the maps in a book. It is basically a naval guidebook with essential data on the most important coastal routes and large maps and detailed charts … The main portion of the book is devoted to the Mediterranean coasts and islands. … Piri first gives historical and geographical information and then discusses the necessary practical navigational data. The accuracy of many of his statements is indisputable. (Dsb). The final chapter of the book describes the supposed newly discovered continent or island Antilia the mountains of which contain rich gold ores and in the seas, pearls … The chapter on the Western Sea contains all that was known about the discovery of America at the time (Dsb). In his 1513 map, Piri had made Antilla, first described in 1424 in the mid-Atlantic, an island off the coast of North America, the earliest of many speculations that it may derive from pre-Columbian voyages to America.First written in 1521, the manuscript was reworked in 1526 for presentation to sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. T … [Click Below for Full Description]
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