Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: fol. 322a Eastern Mediterranean coastline (marked here as the coast of İskenderun) and the cities of Latakia and Antakya

Author: 
Pirî Reis, d. 1554?
Date: 
1525
Short Title: 
fol. 322a Eastern Mediterranean coastline (marked here as the coast of İskenderun) and the cities of Latakia and Antakya
Publisher: 
Manuscript
Type: 
Manuscript Map
Type: 
Chart Map
Obj Height cm: 
34
Obj Width cm: 
24
Note: 
Author's name given on fol. 376b as Raʾīs al-Baḥr Pīrī ibn Muḥammad; author dates preferred by (Walters) cataloger: d. 962 AH / 1555 CE
Reference: 
Walters Art Museum, W.658, fol 322a, © 2011 Walters Art Museum, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Country: 
Syria
City: 
Latakia (Syria)
City: 
Antakya (Syria)
Region: 
Mediterranean Sea
Subject: 
Navigation
Subject: 
Exploration
Subject: 
Ottoman Mapping
Full Title: 
fol. 322a Eastern Mediterranean coastline (marked here as the coast of İskenderun) and the cities of Latakia and Antakya
List No: 
10108.653
Series No: 
653
Publication Author: 
Pirî Reis, d. 1554?
Pub Date: 
1700
Pub Title: 
Walters Ms. W.658, Book on navigation, Kitāb-i baḥriye
Pub Reference: 
The original manuscript Walters Ms. W.658 resides at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland. All images and metadata are generously provided by the Walters Art Museum, W.658, on line description http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W658/description.html © 2011 Walters Art Museum, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Pub Note: 
Originally composed in 932 AH / 1525 CE and dedicated to Sultan Süleyman I (the Magnificent), this great work by Piri Reis (d. 962 AH / 1555 CE) on navigation was later revised and expanded. The present manuscript, made mostly in the late eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE, is based on the later expanded version and has some 240 exquisitely executed maps and portolan charts. They include a world map with the outline of the Americas (fol. 41a) and maps of coastlines (bays, capes, peninsulas); islands; mountains; and cities of the Mediterranean basin and the Black Sea. The work starts with a description of the coastline of Anatolia and the islands of the Aegean Sea, the Peloponnese peninsula, and the eastern and western coasts of the Adriatic Sea. It then proceeds to describe the western shores of Italy, southern France, Spain, North Africa, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, western Anatolia, various islands north of Crete, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, and the Black Sea. It ends with a map of the shores of the Caspian Sea (fol. 374a).
Pub List No: 
10108.000
Pub Type: 
Manuscript Book
Pub Type: 
Chart Atlas
Pub Maps: 
240
Pub Height cm: 
34
Pub Width cm: 
24
Image No: 
W658_000653_889.jp2
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Authors: 
Pirî Reis, d. 1554?