Piri Reis( 1465/70 - 1553 )
Ahmed Muhiddin Piri , better known as Piri Reis , was an Ottoman admiral, geographer, and cartographer.
He is primarily known today for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye , a book that contains detailed information on navigation, as well as very accurate charts describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea. He gained fame as a cartographer when a small part of his first world map was discovered in 1929 at the >Topkapı Palace in Istanbul. His world map is the oldest known Turkish atlas showing the New World, and one of the oldest maps of America still in existence anywhere . Piri Reis' map is centered on the Sahara at the latitude of the Tropic of Cancer.
In 1528, Piri Reis drew a second world map, of which a small fragment still survives....