In this Book

The Piri Reis Map of 1513
summary
One of the most beautiful maps to survive the Great Age of Discoveries, the 1513 world map drawn by Ottoman admiral Piri Reis is also one of the most mysterious. Gregory McIntosh has uncovered new evidence in the map that shows it to be among the most important ever made.

This detailed study offers new commentary and explication of a major milestone in cartography. Correcting earlier work of Paul Kahle and pointing out the traps that have caught subsequent scholars, McIntosh disproves the dubious conclusion that the Reis map embodied Columbus's Third Voyage map of 1498, showing that it draws instead on the Second Voyage of 1493-1496. He also refutes the popular misinterpretation that Reis's depictions of Antarctica are evidence of either ancient civilizations or extraterrestrial visitation. McIntosh brings together all that has been previously known about the map and also assembles for the first time the translations of all inscriptions on the map and analyzes all place-names given for New World and Atlantic islands. His work clarifies long-standing mysteries and opens up new ways of looking at the history of exploration.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. The Life of Piri Reis
  2. pp. 5-7
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Description of the Map
  2. pp. 8-18
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Europe and Africa
  2. pp. 19-25
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. The Atlantic Islands
  2. pp. 26-34
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. South America
  2. pp. 35-47
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. The Southern Continent
  2. pp. 48-68
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. The Christopher Columbus Inscription
  2. pp. 69-75
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 8. Puerto Rico and the Lesser Antilles
  2. pp. 76-86
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 9. Hispaniola and the Bahamas
  2. pp. 87-102
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 10. Cuba and Central America
  2. pp. 103-121
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 11. Conclusions
  2. pp. 122-140
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix A. Maps Referenced in the Text
  2. pp. 141-154
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix B. Cross-References of Inscription Numbers
  2. pp. 155-156
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 157-196
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 197-216
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 217-230
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.