19 November 2012

The Greek Charts of Piri Re'is

All images are taken from
Piri Reis and His Charts
by Mine Esiner Özen (1998).

The most down-loaded images in several years on Surprised by Time are two I used here from Piri Re'is -- Crete and the Argolid , so I am offering today a collection of his images of Greek ports, from a Kitab-ı Bahriye edition of 1521. Note that whatever the orientation of the map, a heavy arrow usually points North. Perhaps a reader will be able to explain the variations.

 Agia Mavra

 Agion Oros







 Nauplion, green coastline, Argos lower left, extant river of Lerna
at bottom. Chesepritri just above red circle.

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