|The Kitab-i bahriye (1521) was an Islamic text of sailing directions divided into regional chapters. No copies of the text can be attributed to its author, Piri Re'is (ca. 1470-1554), the Ottoman naval captain who published the first version. The style of the second version of the Kitab-i bahriye (1526), made for presentation to Suleyman the Magnificent, was much more polished and elaborate than the first. The island of Euboea is off the eastern coast of Greece.||Plate 22 in The History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 1, Cartography
in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies (1992).
Size of the original: 34 x 23.5 cm.
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