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Oval World Map

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

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

This folio from Walters manuscript W.658 contains an oval world map with the Atlantic Ocean in the center.

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  • Title: Oval World Map
  • Date Created: late 11th century AH/AD 17th century-early 12th century AH/AD 18th century (Ottoman)
  • Physical Dimensions: w24 x h34 cm
  • Type: illuminated manuscripts; folios (leaves); maps
  • Rights: Acquired by Henry Walters
  • 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 of Origin: Turkey
  • Author: Piri Reis

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