Piri Reis Exhibition

Piri Reis – Cartographer of Suleiman the Magnificent, Exhibition in Croatia

Ivka Kljajić, Miljenko Lapaine


On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the publication of the world map produced by Piri Reis in 1513, UNESCO proclaimed 2013 the Year of Piri Reis. For this occasion, the Turkish Foundation for Underwater Archaeology organized the exhibition titled Piri Reis – Cartographer of Suleiman the Magnificent in Croatia. The most important works of this famous cartographer from the time of Suleiman the Magnificent were presented at the exhibition. The exhibition was held in Rijeka (Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, June 5 – September 3), Poreč (Native Museum of Poreč, September 5-30), Zagreb (Technical Museum, October 2 – November 10), and Dubrovnik (Ethnographic Museum, November 15 – December 30) as a part of a series of international events organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey on the occasion of the mentioned anniversary. Croatia was chosen to host this exhibition because there are many maps of Croatian cities and islands in Piri Reis’s book titled Kitab-i Bahriye (Book of Navigation) from 1521.

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