Figure 1: A section of the World Map produced by Pîrî Reis and presented to Sultan Selim I in 1517 (The original is in Topkapi Palace Museum Library, no. H. 1824.)
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Figure. Ibn Battuta as imagined by a present day artist. Muslim Heritage Consulting © www.muslimheritageconsulting.com.
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