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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.

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Piri Reis (Muhyiddin Piri Bey) : "Map of the River Nile From Its Estuary South" (Book of Navigation, c1525) - Giclee Fine Art Print

Map of the River Nile From Its Estuary South, from Book of Navigation, by Piri Reis (Muhyiddin Piri Bey) (c1525) Fine Art Reproduction

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Kitab-i Bahriye (Book of the Sea) by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. Map of the western world.

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Taner Alakuş / PIRI REIS . His name means CAPTAN PIRI. He drew the PIRI REIS MAP. His full name was "Hacı Ahmed Muhiddin Piri" the author of the Kitab-ı Bahriye, one of the most famous pre-modern books of navigation, including a world map.

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