Dubrovnik welcomes exhibit of Piri Reis due to 500th year
DUBROVNIK - Anadolu Agency
The exhibition ‘Piri Reis - Cartographer of Süleyman the Magnificent’ will be on display in Dubrovnik before moving onto other Croatian cities. AA photo
An exhibition titled “Piri Reis - Cartographer of Süleyman the Magnificent” opened Nov. 16 in Dubrovnik to mark the 500th anniversary of the world map published by Ottoman cartographer Piri Reis.
The exhibition was organized under the auspices of the Turkish Embassy to Croatia and the Turkish Foundation of Underwater Archaeology and will remain open until Dec. 31. In the exhibition, visitors can see Dubrovnik as it was in the 16th century from the perspective of the Ottoman sailor and cartographer. The show is based on replicas and reproductions and features models of eastern Adriatic ports.
“The Book of Navigation” (Kitab-i Bahriye) dates from 1521 and is considered one of the most famous pre-modern books of sea navigation. After Dubrovnik, the maps will be exhibited in Rijeka, Porec, Zagreb, Sibenik and Zadar.
The shows are part of a series of international events organized by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry.
Maps of Sibenik, Zadar and Cres have been reproduced on “Iznik” pottery using ceramic techniques which were popular at the time of Süleyman the Magnificent, the Ottoman sultan known for its numerous legal reforms that marked his era.