The Piri Reis Map of 1513 (Google eBook)

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University of Georgia Press, 2000 - History - 230 pages
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One of the most beautiful maps to survive the Great Age of Discoveries, the 1513 world map drawn by Ottoman admiral Piri Reis is also one of the most mysterious. Gregory McIntosh has uncovered new evidence in the map that shows it to be among the most important ever made.

This detailed study offers new commentary and explication of a major milestone in cartography. Correcting earlier work of Paul Kahle and pointing out the traps that have caught subsequent scholars, McIntosh disproves the dubious conclusion that the Reis map embodied Columbus's Third Voyage map of 1498, showing that it draws instead on the Second Voyage of 1493-1496. He also refutes the popular misinterpretation that Reis's depictions of Antarctica are evidence of either ancient civilizations or extraterrestrial visitation. McIntosh brings together all that has been previously known about the map and also assembles for the first time the translations of all inscriptions on the map and analyzes all place-names given for New World and Atlantic islands. His work clarifies long-standing mysteries and opens up new ways of looking at the history of exploration.

  

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After reading "Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings", I thought this book might clear up some issues and provide some analysis of previous studies done on this map. I feel that this book did a good job in ... Read full review

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Piri Reis is one of the most important Generals in Ottoman Empire's history and his map is one of the first known world maps in the world. Just before the America explored by Western Seaman he ... Read full review

Contents

1 The Life of Piri Reis
5
2 Description of the Map
8
3 Europe and Africa
19
4 The Atlantic Islands
26
5 South America
35
6 The Southern Continent
48
7 The Christopher Columbus Inscription
69
8 Puerto Rico and the Lesser Antilles
76
10 Cuba and Central America
103
11 Conclusions
122
APPENDIX A Maps Referenced in the Text
141
APPENDIX B CrossReferences of Inscription Numbers
155
NOTES
157
BIBLIOGRAPHY
197
INDEX
217
Copyright

9 Hispaniola and the Bahamas
87

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About the author (2000)

Gregory C. McIntosh is an independent scholar in the history of cartography residing in Cerritos, California.

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