Figure 1. "Goke" an Ottoman war ship. Miniature taken from Katip Celebi's manuscript Tuhfetü'l-kibar. Topkapi Palace Library, R. 1192.
Ottoman Maritime Arsenals And Shipbuilding Technology In The 16th And 17th CenturiesLEARN MORE
In this article Prof. Idris Bostan describes Ottoman shipbuilding efforts and achievements within the broader...
Figure 1. A section of the world map produced by Pîrî Reis and presented to Sultan Selim I in 1517. (The original is in Topkapi Palace Museum Library, no. H. 1824.)
Turkish Contributions to Islamic GeographyLEARN MORE
Turkish contributions to geography are vast in content and have a very significant place in the history of...
Figure 1: A section of the World Map produced by Pîrî Reis and presented to Sultan Selim I in 1517 (The original is in Topkapi Palace Museum Library, no. H. 1824.)
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This article is an edited version of the article originally written by the late Professor Mohammed Hamidullah...
Figure 1. Chios (Sakiz) Island, Kitab-i Bahriye, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, 2612.
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The Ottoman Turk Pîrî Reis is truly a great figure in the history of cartography. Pîrî Reis has become well...
Coordinates of Piri Reis map
Earliest maps of AmericaLEARN MORE
The earliest maps made of America by Columbus have all since been lost. However, a number of very early and...