1.  UNESCO’S 2013 “YEAR OF PIRI REIS” 
AND 500TH YEAR OF PIRI REIS MAP (1513-2013)The Piri Reis Map is a famous pre-modern world map created by 16th century Ottoman Admiral and Cartographer Piri Reis.The map shows part of the western coasts of Europe and North Africa with reasonable accuracy, and the coast of Brazil is also easily recognizable. Various Atlantic islands including the Azores and Canary Islands are depicted, as is the mythical island of Antillia. The map is noteworthy for its depiction of a southern landmass that some controversially claim is evidence for early awareness of the existence of Antarctica.Piri Reis was a famous Ottoman admiral who was born between the years 1465-70. He joined the crew of his uncle at an early age. His uncle was also an admiral in the Ottoman navy. He went around the world with his uncle for fourteen years, travelling to the coasts of Italy, Spain, North America and other islands of the Western Mediterranean. In 1513 Piri Reis returned to Gallipoli (his birthplace) after the death of his uncle. It is here that he created first of his world maps. The map was created on evidences collected by Piri during his naval expeditions. He collected notes, charts and even made sketches of the places he visited.

     UNESCO’S 2013 “YEAR OF PIRI REIS” 

    AND 500TH YEAR OF PIRI REIS MAP (1513-2013)

    The Piri Reis Map is a famous pre-modern world map created by 16th century Ottoman Admiral and Cartographer Piri Reis.

    The map shows part of the western coasts of Europe and North Africa with reasonable accuracy, and the coast of Brazil is also easily recognizable. Various Atlantic islands including the Azores and Canary Islands are depicted, as is the mythical island of Antillia. The map is noteworthy for its depiction of a southern landmass that some controversially claim is evidence for early awareness of the existence of Antarctica.

    Piri Reis was a famous Ottoman admiral who was born between the years 1465-70. He joined the crew of his uncle at an early age. His uncle was also an admiral in the Ottoman navy. He went around the world with his uncle for fourteen years, travelling to the coasts of Italy, Spain, North America and other islands of the Western Mediterranean. In 1513 Piri Reis returned to Gallipoli (his birthplace) after the death of his uncle. It is here that he created first of his world maps. The map was created on evidences collected by Piri during his naval expeditions. He collected notes, charts and even made sketches of the places he visited.

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