Piri Reis was a 16th century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea.
1521, Piri Reis, Venice Lagoon. The Kitab-i Bahriye ( Book of the Navy) is a navigation manual of the Mediterranean made by turkish Ottoman admiral Piri Reis in the second decade of the sixteenth century and completed around 1521.
Ottoman Map of Malta, by Piri Reis. The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).