Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Piri Reis Maps Exhibition Opened

Within the framework of the UNESCO's celebrations for 500th anniversary of Piri Reis's map of the world, the "Piri Reis Maps" exhibition will be held in Erdem Bayazit Cultural Center. It will be open until March 29. 

Piri Reis was an Ottoman admiralgeographer and cartographer born between 1465 and 1470. He is primarily known today for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book that contains detailed information on navigation, as well as very accurate charts (for its time) describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea. He gained fame as a cartographer when a small part of his first world map (prepared in 1513).

In the exhibition, there are 7 Antalya maps, and 31 maps from Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation) which were drawn by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. 

The opening of the exhibition is attended by the Deputy Governor of Antalya Recep Yüksel, Kepez Mayor Hakan Tütüncü, Antalya Promotion Foundation (Atav) President Nizamettin Sen, Antalya Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Ibrahim Acar with a large number of guests.

Where is Erdem Bayazit Cultural Center?

Erdem Bayazit Cultural Center is at Sakarya Boulevard in Kepez in Antalya.

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