Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Piri Reis

A 1513 map of from Turkey with notes. One of the notes is "This country is inhabited. The entire population go naked." Link…
I have hugely downsampled the image from here


Chris J said...

It's not really "of Turkey," but it is from Turkey.

It's actually of the East Coast of South America and the West Coast of Africa.

tellurian said...

Thanks Chris J, fixed. Coincidentally there was a post on Metafilter about this just the other day.