Kitab-ı bahriye (Turkish Edition) [Pirı̂ Reis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hardcover Editors: Translator: pages. In between his wars, he retired to Gallipoli to devise a first World map, in , then his two versions of Kitab I-Bahriye ( and ), and then his second. English: Originally composed in AH/AD and dedicated to Sultan Süleyman I (“The Magnificent”), this great work by Piri Reis (d.

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For this reason, cartographers draw on a parchment a map, which they can use for broad stretches of coast and large islands. Piri Reis was born towards in Gallipoli.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Later, he acts as a pyrotechnician kiabi, scholar and cartographer.

Turkish seamen used those southern shores to rest between their expeditions to the north and to the West, and often wintered in one of the harbors or islands, and this is how Piri Bahriey became familiar with these shores p. Hess puts it that European historians were only preoccupied with barhiye identification of their own history.

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It is therefore impossible to include on the map a number of symbols, such as those showing cultivated and derelict places, harbours and waters, reefs and shoals in the sea, on what side of the aforementioned harbours they occur, for which winds the harbours are suitable and for which they are contrary, how many vessels they will contain and so on.

The Evolution, op cit. Piri Reis begins his exploration of Tunisia proper with Tabarka, drawing attention that safe anchorage is on the western side, where it was navigable, and water deep enough.


Further to the east, his attention is caught by Stora, now part of Skikdaits ruined fortress, and the large river which flows in front of its harbor, its water, he notes, tasting like that of the Nile.

World Maps and Kitab I-Bahriye – The Book of Sea Lore

Annales Islamologiques, 17, pp. The wealth of information in Bxhriye I-Bahriye is articulated in the series of articles on the Mediterranean coasts.

The Lost, op cit, p.

The exact date of his birth is unknown. The recent voluminous work by Harley and Woodward, ,itabi far the best on the subject, shows in rich detail, the meritorious role of Muslim cartography and nautical science.

It was the loss of the place, of course, that kitabk fellow companion seamen, and kkitabi all the destruction of the city fortress that compounded such grief. Piri Reis bahriiye into the detail of its people, history, customs, economy, and, of course, of the sailing conditions close and around the island, including anchorage, nature of currents, tides, and risks to sailors.

Piri Reis must have seen the Hammadite palaces and was so impressed by them before they were destroyed by the Spaniards when they took the city note 2 page The History of Cartography, vol two, book one: It is the only full portolanaccording to Goodrich of the two seas Mediterranean and Aegean Seas ever done, and caps both in text and in charts over two hundred years of development by Mediterranean mariners and scholars.

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Nautical instructions in Kitab I-Bayrye. The island of Kerkena offers excellent anchorage conditions regardless of the severity of the sea storms; hence an ideal place for wintering p. He indicates how to sail bahrye using a mountain as landmark. This aspect, however, like much else of Islamic science has been completely set aside. Piri Reis, Bahriye, Berlin2 vols.

Retrieved 29 April Each is kigabi by a map of the coast or the island in question. Description des cotes Mediterranneenes de la France, op cit.


Amidst the Turkish men of the sea of great repute, Piri Bahrkye is by far the one with the greatest legacy. Bxhriye first was primarily aimed for sailors, the second, on the other hand, was rather more a piece of luxury; which Piri Reis offered as a gift to the Sultan. Egypte de Kitab I-Bahriye: A propos, op cit, pp University of Chicago Press. Turkish Charts, op cit, p Several warships and submarines of the Turkish Navy have been named after Piri Bahriyee. It was endowed with craft designs, its maps drawn by master calligraphers and painters, and even seen by wealthy Ottomans of the sixteenth as an outstanding example of bookmaking.

The city was retaken from the Spaniards in by Sinan Pasha and Turgut.

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Turning further east, Piri Reis attempted to capture the island of Hormuz in the Strait of Hormuzat the entrance of the Persian Gulfunsuccessfully. Brill, pp 9 S.

Brill, pp 1. The German scholar, P. The depth in the open sea, one mile offshore, is four to five fathoms. And in his introduction, Piri Reis mentions bajriye he had earlier designed a map of the world which deals with the very recent discoveries of the time, in the Indian and Chinese seas, discoveries known to nobody in the territory of the Rum. Une Description Turque de l.

Special emphasis is given to the discoveries in the New World by Christopher Columbus and those of Vasco da Gama and the other Portuguese seamen on their way to India and the rest of Asia.