Jul 05 2017

A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary Is Coming

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entryA Turkish Piri Reis Documentary Is Coming

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A Turkish filmmaker is working on a documentary about the life of Ottoman admiral and mapmaker Piri Reis, whose 1513 portolan chart, a fragment of which was rediscovered in 1929, claimed to draw upon ancient and contemporary sources, including Columbus. According to the Do─čan News Agency story, the 75-minute film “will feature dramatic reconstructions starring … Continue reading "A Turkish Piri Reis Documentary Is Coming"