Detailed map of Chios (Sakiz, Ṣāqiz) Island with its fortress and other topographical features, from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.658, fol.73a
Originally composed in 932 AH / 1525 CE and dedicated to Sultan Süleyman I ("The Magnificent"), this great work by Piri Reis (d. 962 AH / 1555 CE) on navigation was later revised and expanded. The present manuscript, made mostly in the late 11th AH / 17th CE century, is based on the later expanded version with some 240 exquisitely executed maps and portolan charts. They include a world map (fol.41a) with the outline of the Americas, as well as coastlines (bays, capes, peninsulas), islands…
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ARGENTI, Philip P. The Costumes of Chios. Their Development from the XVth to the XXth Century, London, B.T. Batsford . - TRAVELLERS' VIEWS - Places – Monuments – People Southeastern Europe – Eastern Mediterranean – Greece – Asia Minor – Southern Italy, 15th -20th century
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