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 1. Chios (Sakiz) Island, Kitab-i Bahriye, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, 2612.
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