Piri Reis Map (Ahmed Muhiddin Piri) - In 1513, Ottoman admiral, geographer and cartographer, Piri Reis, compiled this map using military intelligence. It is centered on the Sahara at the latitude of the Tropic of Cancer. The map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America and the northern outline of Antarctica. An Antarctica without ice, matching a seismic profile of the coast in 1949
Hancock’s Fingerprints of the Gods, Part I: misunderstanding early modern cartography
Piri Re‘is’s map of 1513 Gregory McIntosh, in his The Piri Reis Map of 1513 (University of Georgia Press, 2000) castigates Hapgood and others for failing to take note of the placenames and basing the conclusions merely on the resemblance of stretches of coastline to those on modern maps. This is not a legitimate way to investigate any historical document. The placenames alone are enough to show that the most southerly place depicted on the map is Puerto San Julián in Argentina.
Piri Reis (Muhyiddin Piri Bey) : "Map of the River Nile From Its Estuary South" (Book of Navigation, c1525) - Giclee Fine Art Print
Piri Reis: Ottoman Admiral and Cartographer. In 1929, a small section of a world map was discovered at the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul. This wasn’t just any map but the oldest known Turkish atlas showing the New World and one of the oldest maps of America still in existence anywhere (the oldest is the one …
Piri Reis Map, 1513 A.D. The Antarctic coastline is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.