- Life and Works of Piri Reis: The Oldest Map of America, by Afetinan, Ayşe: Turkish Historical Society, 2008.
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May 30, 2019
Ahmed Muhiddin, also known as Piri Reis, Ottoman navigator and cartographer (c. 1470–1553). Author of one of the earliest existing world maps in 1513. His “Book of the Sea” (1521), containing 290 maps, was one of the most famous cartographical works of that period.