Piri Reis - The Cartographer of Suleiman the Magnificent
The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with the Turkish Foundation for Underwater Archaeology (TINA)
To mark the fifth centenary of the publication of the map of the world by Ottoman cartographer Piri Reis (1513), UNESCO pronounced 2013 Piri Reis Year. Accordingly, also in commemoration of the event, in Rijeka, Poreč, Zagreb, and now in Dubrovnik, an exhibition has been organised presenting the most important works of famed mapmaker of the time of Suleiman the Magnificent.
The mainstay of the exhibition consists of replicas of portolans of the Eastern Adriatic ports from the best known of Piri’s books, Kitab-i Bahriye, or The Book of Navogation. Also on show will be a replica of a map of the world of 1513, among the oldest of all extant maps showing America, reproductions of Adriatic ports on Iznik-ware (a ceramic technique that was very popular during the time of Suleiman), navigational instruments of the 16th century, various portraits, and other works of historical and artistic interest.
Exhibition created by Ali Riza Işipek (TINA – The Turkish Foundation for Underwater Archaeology) and Tea Perinčić (Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka)