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Map of the River Nile From Its Estuary South

Piri Reislate 11th century AH/AD 17th century-early 12th century AH/AD 18th century (Ottoman)

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

This folio from Walters manuscript W.658 contains a map of the river Nile from its estuary south.

Details

  • Title: Map of the River Nile From Its Estuary South
  • Date Created: late 11th century AH/AD 17th century-early 12th century AH/AD 18th century (Ottoman)
  • Physical Dimensions: w65.5 x h35.8 x d14.7 cm
  • Type: illuminated manuscripts; folios (leaves); maps
  • Rights: Acquired by Henry Walters, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: ink and pigments on laid European paper
  • Provenance: Ahmad Afandi [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [see folio 4a]; Ali Afandi [date and mode of acquisiton unknown] [see folio 4a]; Sayyid Ali Qapudan [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [see folio 1a]; Sultan Mahmud Khan [date and mode of acquistion unknown] [waqf seal and followed by a bequest statement (now erased), and the seal of the inspector of wakfs, Mustafá Tahir, see folio 4a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Place Depicted: Nile in
  • ExhibitionHistory: Expanding World Views: A Millennium of Maps. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2001-2002
  • Author: Piri Reis

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