Coimbra Exhibition

The Book of Bahriye

CreatorPiri Reis
Place of OriginThis is content not origin. Illustrated in various places, especially in the coast of Mediterranean and Aegean Sea.
DescriptionThe book includes maps, islands, gorges, gulfs, ports to shelter from storms and instructions on how to dock at harbours in the Mediterranean and Agean Seas. It was designed by Ottoman navy admiral Piri Reis between 1521 and 1526 and contains 290 maps. The version at Istanbul University is the only one including all the original maps. This image shows a map of the city of Venice.
TagsMaritime; Mediterranean Sea; Aegean Sea
Institutional Link to Objecthttp://
Institutional Link to Online
Image LicenseBY-NC
Image Rights Holder© Istanbul University
Photographic CreditsDigital Imaging Unit
Metadata RightsCC-O