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Khalili Portolan Charts Facsimile Edition

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The explorations of Columbus were swiftly communicated to the Islamic nations encircling the Mediterranean Sea, largely due to the efforts of Piri Reis, a distinguished Ottoman admiral and mapmaker, in the early 1500s. His legacy survives through portions of two global maps and his nautical manual, the Kitab-i bahriye ('Book of Maritime'), which tackles the challenges of navigating the Mediterranean and is enriched with numerous maps. The Khalili Portolan Atlas draws extensively from his manual, enriching it with significant contributions like a collection of urban landscapes, featuring cities such as Istanbul, Venice, and Cairo, showcasing the dynamism of Ottoman cartographic artistry.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Khalili Portolan Charts": The Khalili portolan atlas facsimile edition, published by Azimuth Editions, 1992

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The Khalili portolan atlas

London: Azimuth Editions, 1992

  • Commentary (English) by Souček, Svatopluk
  • Limited Edition: 750 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Khalili Portolan Charts: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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