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Oldest surviving map showing America drawn by Admiral Piri Reis

1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions
London, United Kingdom

Drawn by Turkish naval captain Piri Reis in 1513, this is the oldest surviving fragment of his detailed map showing the Americas. To make it, he used Arab and Portuguese maps, as well as one drawn by Christopher Columbus.

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  • Title: Oldest surviving map showing America drawn by Admiral Piri Reis
  • Original Source: Piri Reis's Book Kitab al-Bahriyye

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