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|FULL ARTICLE: Better Directions at Sea: The Piri Reis Innovation (Publication) by: Prof. Thomas D. Goodrich|
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The Ottoman Turk Pîrî Reis is truly a great figure in the history of cartography. Pîrî Reis has become well known for his two world maps and for his portolan, the Kitab-i Bahriye. By merging text and maps into one he tried to help sailors get where they want to go safely; he improved maritime directions.
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