Exhibition of Piri Reis maps opens in Croatia

Marking the anniversaryof the world map drawn up by Ottoman cartographer Piri Reis 500 years ago, the Turkish Embassy in Croatia and the Turkish Foundation of Underwater Archeology opened an exhibition of his work in Dubrovnik.

Exhibition of Piri Reis maps opens in Croatia

World Bulletin / News Desk

"Piri Reis - cartographer of Suleiman the Magnificent" exhibition was opened on Saturday in Dubrovnik marking the 500th anniversary of world map published by Ottoman cartographer Piri Reis.

Exhibition was organized under the auspices of Turkish Embassy to Croatia and Turkish Foundation of Underwater Archeology, and will remain open until December 31.

At the exhibition, visitors can see Dubrovnik as it was in the 16th century from the perspective of Ottoman sailor and cartographer.

"Navigation Book" (Kitab-i Bahriye), dates from 1521 and it is considered as one of the most famous pre-modern books of sea navigation.

After Dubrovnik, maps of Piri Reis will be exhibited in Rijeka, Porec, Zagreb, Sibenik and Zadar.

Exhibitions are part of a series of international events organized by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The exhibition in Dubrovnik is based on the replicas and reproductions. A mainstay of the exhibition are models of eastern Adriatic ports. Maps of Sibenik, Zadar and Cres are reproduced on "Iznik" pottery, ceramics technique which was very popular at the time of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman sultan known for its numerous legal reforms that marked his era.

Last Mod: 16 Kasım 2013, 13:28
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oguz aydemir
oguz aydemir - 6 yıl Before

ministry has nothing to do with these exhibition