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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The fortress had fallen on July 25, ; and so much joy there was in Spain as in the rest of Christendom, that Pope Julius II went on a procession of thanks giving.
The description of the Tunisian coast, in particular, deserves thorough consideration.
The Lost, op cit, p. Anchorage at the city port is good, he notes, three islets on the northern side of the harbor, cutting down the wind velocity.
Turning further east, Piri Reis attempted to capture the island of Hormuz in the Strait of Hormuzat the entrance of the Persian Gulfunsuccessfully. In places, Piri Reis follows babriye predecessors that include Bartolomoeo della Sonetti himself having found inspiring himself in previous Islamic sources. The fragment of the first World map discovered in at the Topkapi Museum palacesigned by Piri Reis, and dated Muharram 9 March-7 April is only part of the world of the map which the author handed over to the Sultan Selim in Cairo in the year In between his wars, he retired to Gallipoli to devise a first World map, inthen his two versions of Kitab I-Bahriye andand then his second World Map in At the time, though, both places were under the Hafsid dynastic rule.
This aspect, however, like much else of Islamic science has been completely set aside. They were the natural base of the Turks led by Kemal rais, and amongst whom was also Piri Reis. Apart from the maps, the book also contained detailed information on the major ports, bays, gulfs, capes, peninsulas, islands, straits and ideal shelters of the Mediterranean Seaas well as techniques of navigation and navigation-related information on astronomy, together with information about the local people of each country and city and the curious aspects of their culture.
Nautical instructions in Kitab I-Bayrye.
Piri Reis – Wikipedia
In the first bookthis section has a total of portolan charts, while the second book has a total of portolan charts. 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.
Soucek gives an excellent inventory of the location and details of both versions,33 amongst which are the following: The Languedoc region, from Cape of Creus to Aigues Mortes, is inventoried in every single detail, too: These maps were much more accurate and depict the Black Seawhich was not included in the original.
There are around thirty manuscripts of the Kitab al-Bahriye scattered all over libraries in Europe. Soucek, A propos, op cit, pp Wikimedia Commons has media related to Piri Reis. The same goes about Sfax. The first dates from and the second from five years later. The recent voluminous work by Harley and Woodward, by far the best on the subject, shows in rich detail, the meritorious role of Muslim cartography and nautical science.
Etudes Islamiques, Vol 41, ppat p. The contents of Kitab-I Bahriye are organized in chapters, of them in the first version, and in the second.
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Islamic, op cit, pp For a century or more manuscript copies were produced, tending to become ever more luxurious, prized items for collectors and gifts for important people. Piri Reis’ map is centered on the Sahara at the latitude of the Tropic of Cancer. The History of Cartography, vol two, book one: Babinger 8 and the second by Soucek. Piri Reis goes 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.
The southern shores of the Mediterranean, however, capture even greater focus. But in confined spaces they will a pilot.
Introduction The Turkish navy are famous for their endless battles fought for Islam, from around the late eleventh century to the twentieth, from the most further western parts of the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean bahriys the Straight of Hormuz. In he participated in the Siege of Rhodes against the Knights of St. The French coast ,49 here briefly summarized, includes four maps, and delves on some important locations such as the city of Nice, or Monaco, which Piri Reis observes, offers good possibilities for anchorage.
South of the island of Calta Galitehe notes great danger when southern winds blow. Later, he acts as a pyrotechnicianscholar and cartographer. Turkish Charts, op cit, p Most manuscripts two third are of kitabj first version. By that time he is describing the city, though, it had already fallen into Spanish hands, something that aggrieved him so much. Adobe Photoshop CS6 Windows.