The Piri Reis Map: a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. One-third of the map survives; it shows the western coasts of Europe and North Africa and the coast of Brazil with reasonable accuracy. Various Atlantic islands, including the Azores and Canary Islands, are depicted, as is the mythical island of Antillia and possibly Japan.  The map's historical importance lies in its demonstration of the extent of exploration of the New World by approximately 1510. The Piri Reis map is in the Library of the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, Turkey.

About the Journal


MARINE REPORTS publishes peer-reviewed original research articles, short communications, technical notes, letters to the Editor with innovative opinion and visions for the future, and critical review articles enlightening scientific understanding of the marine system with wide aspects in environment, biology, fisheries, aquaculture, and human interactions and contributions from all over the World. More>>




Current Issue

Vol. 1 No. 1 (2022): Marine Reports
© Cover photo courtesy of French artist Francine Esterez Minvielle

© Cover photo courtesy of French artist Francine Esterez Minvielle
Gyotaku art: 魚拓; gyo: fish, -taku: to press/rubbing/stone impression.
Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese technique of printing fish, an art of paint that dates back to the mid-1800s in the Japanese fishermen's history.

© All rights recerved for cover image. Distribution of cover images of MAREP only possible upon written permission of the Artist or Marine Reports Journal.

Published: 2022-06-01
View All Issues