Piri Reis Map, 1st Map To Show Americas & Antarctica 24 X 36 High Gloss Poster
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24 X 36 High Gloss Poster Map comes shipped in heavy Cardboard tube for safety! You get a high quality full color, High Gloss, ready to frame, professionally printed in 600dpi, almost original size 24 inches (60.96 centimeters) by 36 inches (91.44 centimeters) copy of the map, with all the original Turkish print translated in English. Also included is a copy of a 1933 newspaper article printed on parchment type paper & a Piri Reis Historical information certificate. This 1933 article was one of the first articles that actually explained the map to the public after it was professionally looked at. These certificates are meant to frame and display next to the map.
In 1929, historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. The Turkish admiral admits in a series of notes on the map that he compiled and copied the data from a large number of source maps, some of which dated back to the 4th century BC or earlier. The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the Eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice. Geological evidence confirms that the latest date Queen Maud Land could have been charted in an ice-free state is 4000 BC. The question is: Who mapped the Queen Maud Land of Antarctic 4000 BC? To draw his map, Piri Reis used several different sources, collected here and there along his journeys. Piri Reis had probably come into possession of charts once located in the Library of Alexandria, the well-known most important library of the ancient times.The Piri Reis map is often exhibited in cases seeking to prove that civilization was once advanced and that, through some unknown event or events, we are only now gaining any understanding of this mysterious cultural decline. The earliest known civilization, the Sumerians in Mesopotamia, appear out of nowhere around 4,000 B.C. but have no nautical or maritime cultural heritage. They do, however, speak reverently of ancestral people who were like the "gods" and were known as the nefilim. Here is a summary of some of the most unusual findings about the map: Scrutiny of the map shows that the makers knew the accurate circumference of the Earth to within 50 miles. The coastline and island that are shown in Antarctica must have been navigated at some period prior to 4,000 B.C. when these areas were free of ice from the last Ice Age. The map is thought to be one of the earliest "world maps" to show the Americas. Early scholars suggested that it showed accurate latitudes of the South American and African coastlines - only 21 years after the voyages of Columbus! (And remember, Columbus did NOT discover North America - only the Caribbean!) Writing in Piri Reis own hand it describes how he had made the map from a collection of ancient maps, supplemented by charts that were drawn by Columbus himself. This suggests that these ancient maps were available to Columbus and could have been the basis of his expedition. Piri Reis own commentary indicates that some of his source maps were from the time of Alexander the Great (332 B.C.).
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