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  Piri Reis map - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Piri Reis map is currently located in the Library of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, but is not usually on display to the public.
Webarchive backup: Survive 2012: Piri Reis Citat: "...The projections originate from a point at the intersection of the meridian of Alexandria (30°E) and the Tropic of Cancer....Longitudes were not able to be accurately calculated until the 1770's when John Harrison invented his Chronometer No.4.
Piri Re'is Map of 1513 Citat: "...The knowledge of longitude suggests either a people, or a mechanism, that are currently unknown to us.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Piri_Reis_Map   (896 words)

 Columbus and the Piri Reis Map of 1513
The Piri Reis Map of 1513 is one of the most beautiful, interesting, important, and mysterious maps to have survived from the Age of Discovery.
Though the Piri Reis Map of 1513 probably does contain within its delineations a copy of a map made by Christopher Columbus, or under his supervision, claims that the map depicts lands not yet known in 1513 are baseless, rely upon subjective, eye-of-the-beholder comparisons with modern maps, and ignore more coherent explanations.
The shape and orientation of Hispaniola on the Piri Reis Map is strikingly similar to the depiction of the island of Cipango on maps of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
xoomer.virgilio.it /dicuoghi/Piri_Reis/McIntosh/McIntosh_PiriReis.htm   (2269 words)

 The Piri Re'is Map
The Piri Re'is Map is only one of several anomalous maps drawn in the 15th Century and earlier which appear to represent better information about the shape of the continents than should have been known at the time.
The Piri Re'is map is most interesting because of the attribution of the source of its information, and the extraordinary detail of the coastal outlines.
The Piri Re'is map is one of the cornerstones of the growing body of evidence for an unknown Ice Age civilization.
www.sacred-texts.com /piri/index.htm   (1589 words)

 Ancient Maps (Morgana's Observatory)
Piri Reis could not have acquired his information on this latter region from contemporary explorers because Antarctica remained undiscovered until 1818 CE, more than 300 years after he drew the map.
Piri Reis did not venture any suggestion as to the identity of the cartographers who had produced the earlier maps.
The source maps that Piri Reis used to draw up his 1513 map were, in all probability, originally lodged in the Imperial Library at Constantinople, to which the Admiral is known to have enjoyed privileged access.
www.dreamscape.com /morgana/larissa2.htm   (2402 words)

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This part of the Piri Reis map is thus not based on maps from the ancient civilization postulated by Hapgood.
As there is a striking similar- ity between this map and the Piri Reis map, it is therefore possible that one of Piri Reis' source maps was based on that of de Canerio rather than on one produced by an ancient civiliza- tion.
To put it more simply, Piri Reis, or the scribe who copied his work, may have realized, as he came to the Rio de la Plata, that he was going to run off the edge of his valuable parchment if he continued south.
muweb.millersville.edu /%7Ecolumbus/data/art/LUNDE01.ART   (1778 words)

 Piri Reis Map
The solution of the portolano projection used by Admiral Piri Reis, developed by your class in Anthropology must be very nearly correct; for when known geographical locations are checked in relationship to the grid computed by Mr.
As stated by Colonel Harold Z. Ohlmeyer in his letter (July 6, 1960) to you, the Princess Martha Coast of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, appears to be truly represented on the southern sector of the Piri Reis Map.
The agreement of the Piri Reis map with the seismic profile of this area made by the
www.geocities.com /aleph135/PiriReisMap.html   (942 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Piri Reis and the Columbus Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Piri Reis was the nephew of Kemal, and had sailed with his uncle since he was a boy.
Piri Reis, from the time he was a boy, had kept notes of harbors entered, compass bearings, reefs, shallows and hidden rocks, and was by now an experienced cartographer: The more than 125 large-scale maps in the Kitab-i Bahriye, "The Book of the Navy," show just how skillful he was.
As Piri Reis makes clear in his Kitab-i Bahriye, the secret of rounding the Cape of Good Hope, at the southern tip of Africa, was first to head far to the south west to pick up the winds that would drive one around the Cape.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/199203/piri.reis.and.the.columbus.map.htm   (5252 words)

 Piri Reis Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Piri Reis "was born at the town of Karaman, near Konya, Turkey.
When Kemal Reis had abandoned piracy and joined the Imperial Ottoman Fleet during the reign of Beyazit II (1481-1512), Piri Reis followed suit and was appointed captain.
The Piri Reis map is such a portolan map, and in order for its accuracy or not to be established, it needed to be converted into a modern map.
www.violations.org.uk /book1/weirdhistory/weirdpart2.htm   (3095 words)

 World Map Drawn by Piri Reis - ExploreIstanbul.com
Piri Reis was a pirate and admiral who made his mark on Ottoman naval history.
The Moors of Granada were in retreat, and Kemal Reis assisted in the evacuation of Muslim refugees from Spain to North Africa, as well as fight against the Spanish.
The poet Safai describes the heroism of Piri Reis during the battle to capture fortress of Methoni in 1500, in his "Fetihname-i Inebahti ve Muton".
www.exploreistanbul.com /showarticle.asp?parentid=34&id=   (1373 words)

 U of Iowa (ISCA) Post
Reis either had access to data from an ancient civilization that had flying machines, or that he was supplied data by alien visitors to our planet, who photographed and mapped the area with their own aerial vehicles.
Piri Reis was born in Gallipoli, around 1465 – 1470, and followed a Naval career for his entire life.
The Piri Reis Map, in case you missed it.
walleyes.org /miscthings/iscapost.htm   (721 words)

 HORMUZ - Piri Reis
"Piri Pasha, the capudan of Egypt, left Suez AH 959 with a fleet of thirty sail, consisting of galleys, bashderdés, golettas, and galleons; and proceeding to Aden by Jedda and Babelmandel, sailed thence towards Ras-al-had, passing Zaffar and Shedjar.
The Pasha of Egypt, apprised of these events seized and imprisoned Piri Reis on his arrival at Cairo, and sent information of the circumstance to the Sublime Porte, whence he immediately received an order to put to death, the admiral, who was beheaded accordingly in the divan of Cairo.
Piri Reis composed a work in navigation, in which he has given a description of the Mediterranean.
www.dataxinfo.com /hormuz/pirireis.htm   (424 words)

 Piri Reis: A Man Ahead of His Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Piri Reis map was assembled from various source maps, as noted by the cartographer and namesake of the map, Piri Reis.
Piri Reis appears to have bent the bottom of South America because, in terms of seafaring navigation, it actually is bent… upwards, towards Europe.
Piri Reis was simply accounting for the curvature of the earth in his map of 1513, and was using the European coastline as his basis for "bending" the rest of the world to fit.
www.megaliths.info /PseudoSite/reiswasright.html   (1298 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Piri Reis and the Hapgood Hypotheses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1511, the story goes on, Piri Reis began to draw a new map of the world which was to incorporate all of the recent Spanish and Portuguese discoveries.
One was that, on the Piri Reis map, the mountains in the western region of what is obviously South America seemed to be the Andes.
As there is a striking similarity between this map and the Piri Reis map, it is therefore possible that one of Piri Reis'source maps was based on that of de Canerio rather than on one produced by an ancient civilization.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/198001/piri.reis.and.the.hapgood.hypotheses.htm   (8943 words)

 Ataman Hotel - Piri Reis
Piri Reis gives remarkable information about the western coast of the Mediterranean and the islands there, and says the following about the island of Minorea of the Balearie Isles: They call that port Portulano.
After this date Piri works as an admiral of the fleet again, but at his uncle's death during a sea battle, Piri was deprived of his great protector.
Piri's taking part in the Turkish fleet going to the campaign on Rhodes in 1523 is to be regarded as only natural.
www.atamanhotel.com /piri-reis.html   (1950 words)

 Piri Reis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, most scientists do not agree that the Piri Reis map is any more accurate than might be expected based on contemporary geographical knowledge and guesswork.
The small landmass depicted on the southernmost part of the map is considered to be an imaginary continent, which was assumed to counterbalance the continents of the northern hemisphere, since the time of ancient Greeks ((Click link for more info and facts about Terra Australis) Terra Australis).
However, the Piri Reis map has correct and accurate relative longitudes...Maps by (Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512-1594)) Mercator, Oronteus Fineaus and Phillippe Buache also show the pre-glacial Antarctica - before it was discovered..."
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pi/piri_reis.htm   (589 words)

 World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts - Piri Reis Map
Piri Reis had probably come into possession of charts once located in the Library of Alexandria, the well-known most important library of the ancient times.
The Piri Re'is map is often exhibited in cases seeking to prove that civilization was once advanced and that, through some unknown event or events, we are only now gaining any understanding of this mysterious cultural decline.
Piri Re'is own commentary indicates that some of his source maps were from the time of Alexander the Great (332 B.C.).
www.world-mysteries.com /sar_1.htm   (2559 words)

But what that part of Piri Reis' map actually represents is the east coast of Asia, as it had been imagined and depicted on the charts of 15th century that Columbus probably used.
Piri Reis often mentions Portuguese maps in his notes, and of course Portuguese would have preferred the coast south of Brazil to bend sharply to the right towards Africa.
A comparison between a close-up of Piri Reis map and a modern map of the Magellan strait entrance and Tierra del Fuego rotated counterclockwise by 90 degrees.
xoomer.virgilio.it /dicuoghi/Piri_Reis/PiriReis_eng.htm   (2843 words)

 Piri reis - Piri Reis Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The landmass in question on the Piri Reis map would thus be simply a McNeese State University: The oldest map of America drawn by Piri Reis; by Prof.
This is a manuscipt map drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis a Turkish captain who later became the On the map itself, Piri Reis explains how he actually made it.
The Piri Reis Map, which is a genuine document, not a hoax of any kind, For more information on the Piri Reis click on the url Ancient sky map or fake?
www.sbbbs.com /?q=piri-reis   (232 words)

 The Lost World Discovered?: Atlantis, Piri Reis, Antarctica, Piri Reis, Atlantis, Antarctica, Lystrosaurus, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Piri Reis ‘missing’ island should therefore have appeared on this map of the seabed, however the Geostat map shows no evidence of any such island nor any submerged mountains.
Obviously the answer is yes, however it should be remembered that Piri Reis readily admitted that he had merely complied his world map from twenty or more smaller maps, and these in turn were probably compiled from even smaller and older maps.
Piri Reis’ use of the portolano projection (centred on Seyene, Egypt) was an excellent choice, for it is a developable surface that would permit the relative size and shape of the earth at that latitude) to be retained.
www.violations.dabsol.co.uk /discover/discoverpart2.htm   (2417 words)

 The Piri Reis Map
This map is in fact only the western section of the world drawn by Piri Reis and presented to Selim I in Cairo in 1517.
Reis asked if Columbus was mad, or if he knew that there was land accross the ocean.
In the first place, nobody is supposed to have discovered Antarctica until 1818, three hundred years after Piri Reis, and it is regarded as unthinkable that the Greeks, Romans, Babylonians or Phoenicians could have sailed that far.
glenavalon.com /pirireis.html   (4282 words)

 Piri Reis Map
The accuracy that the Piri Reis Map has results from his "source maps" being reconstructed with the assumption that original source maps were accurate and any errors in it came from copying and compilation.
Thus, any errors in the Piri Reis map were eliminated by fitting the Piri Reis to modern maps and accounting for the misfits by adjusting the boundaries and separate grids of his hypothesized and unproven "source maps".
As a result, the alleged accuracy of the Piri Reis Map could just be the result of the assumptions made by Dr. Hapgood as to the source of the errors in the existing map.
www.intersurf.com /~chalcedony/FOG9.html   (2263 words)

 Piri Reis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Piri Re’is (1465-1554) was an Ottoman navigator and cartographer.
He served in the Turkish navy during the reigns of Yavuz Selim (1512-1520) and Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566) He is known as the author of an atlas of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas called Bahriye presented to Suleiman.
“This map was drawn by Piri Ibn Haji Mehmed, known as the nephew of Kemal Re’is, in the year 919 [March 9 to April 7, 1513]....
sio.midco.net /dansmapstamps/pirireis.htm   (226 words)

 Piri Reis: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, I think it is also important to examine the wording used by various "alternative historian" authors to bolster their case that the Piri Reis map was based on other, much older maps.
From this quotation, it is quite clear that the author's intent is to establish and assert that the details of the map are provided, in the majority, by an unknown person or group of persons that are lost in antiquity.
Piri Reis did, however, give very specific references to the cartographers' countries of origin and the timeframe in which they drew their maps.
www.megaliths.info /PseudoSite/PiriReis   (872 words)

 Piri Reis
Christopher Columbus had reached to some of the islands in the seas shown in those maps,however, he did not understand that those places were, in fact, a new continent.
The second is map by Piri Reis bears the date of 1528.
This map which was prepared and interpreted according to new discoveries was prepared with the purpose of providing sailors with information on America and Atlantic Ocean, European and African coasts, the lands in these seas and some places in Africa where no one had gone before.
www.basalanpatent.com.tr /piri_reis2.htm   (184 words)

 The Piri Reis Map
And the equator, which is quite precise on the Piri Reis map, is curved.
Most of the bizarre claims made for the Piri Reis Map utterly ignore the marginal notes, which pretty conclusively show the map is entirely 16th century terrestrial in origin.
The big island to the northeast on the Piri Reis Map may be Marajo Island, the big island at the mouth of the Amazon.
www.uwgb.edu /dutchs/PSEUDOSC/PiriRies.HTM   (3021 words)

 I misteri della mappa di Piri Reis - 1
In una nota Piri Reis afferma di essersi basato anche sulle mappe di Cristoforo Colombo e questo pare confermato dalla particolare (e sbagliata) configurazione data alla zona dei Caraibi.
Per questi motivi la mappa di Piri Reis, compilata a partire da mappamondi più vecchi assieme a qualche nuova conoscenza di terza mano, è una raffigurazione delle nuove terre che si affacciano sull'Oceano Atlantico molto approssimativa.
Piri Reis nelle note cita continuamente le mappe dei portoghesi ai quali avrebbe fatto comodo che la costa dell'America del sud sotto il Brasile curvasse decisamente a destra, verso l'Africa, in modo da rientrare nei 180° assegnati al Portogallo dal trattato di Tordesillas del 1494.
xoomer.virgilio.it /dicuoghi/Piri_Reis/PiriReis.htm   (2690 words)

 Minds in Ablation Part Five: Charting Imaginary Worlds
Hapgood assumes that on the Piri Re'is map, joining the east coast of South America to a southern coast running eastward was a compiler's mistake.
But the Piri Re'is map is not the only such example to survive from these years before Magellan's voyage.
It was the cartographic expression of one school of geographic speculation -- one that was favorable to Portuguese commercial and territorial ambitions at the expense of Spain, which was seeking a westward route to the Indies.
www.pibburns.com /smmia5.htm   (9449 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ANOMALIES - THE PIRI REIS MAP Piri Reis was a famous Turkish admiral in the sixteenth century who had a passionate interest in his collection of old maps.
Reis, ever on the lookout for new information and maps, questioned the man, who turned out to be one of Columbus's pilots.
In 1929, a group of historians, poking around in the harem section of the Palace of Topkapi in Constantinople, found the Piri Reis map in a pile of rubble.
pages.prodigy.com /ufopage/piri_rei.asc   (3867 words)

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