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Identify the Cartographer who made accurate maps of America even before Columbus set foot there ?

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Asked by onlytruth, 05 Mar '12 04:00 pm
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Muhiddin ibn Mohamed Al-Reis, nicknamed Piri Reis[7]. He was one of the captains in the Ottoman fleet, which was the dominant fleet at that time. In fact, this map is divided into various separate maps. It shows the eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean with its western Spanish and African coasts. It also shows the western side of the ocean, highlighting the American Continent with its coasts, islands, ports and animals. It further portrays the Red Indians who were drawn naked while grazing.

In his book, History of the Arab Geographical Literature, the orientalist Krachkovsky commented on this map, pointing out that Reis must have drawn his map on the basis of the maps of Columbus, which might have been found by Reis when the Turkish Fleet defeated the Venetian Fleet in (1499) and confiscated some of its ships[8]. However, this opinion has been rejected by some researchers; this map of Reis has more details about places which were not known or discovered by Columbus. Nevertheless, th ...more
Answered by z, 05 Mar '12 04:07 pm

 
  
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The World has been told falsely the Columbus discovered America ,so mNY research is pionting that Amercia was discovered much Earlier ,
Muhiddin ibn Al-Reiss Maps
One of the most astonishing references to the discovery of America by Muslims is the map discovered by the German orientalist Paul Kahle[6] in the (Topkapi Saray Library) in Istanbul, which he published in 1929 after international scientific scrutiny which lasted for many years. This startling map was drawn by a Muslim geographer called Muhiddin ibn Mohamed Al-Reis, nicknamed Piri Reis[7]. He was one of the captains in the Ottoman fleet, which was the dominant fleet at that time. In fact, this map is divided into various separate maps. It shows the eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean with its western Spanish and African coasts. It also shows the western side of the ocean, highlighting the American Continent with its coasts, islands, ports and animals. It further portrays the Red Indians who were drawn naked while grazing.
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Answered by truth exposed, 05 Mar '12 04:10 pm

 
  
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This is totally rubbish.Before Columbus discovered America, the world did not know about it and p[erhaps only some American citizen living in America could have made it.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 05 Mar '12 04:03 pm

 
  
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This is totally rubbish.Before Columbus discovered America, the world did not know about it and p[erhaps only some American citizen living in America could have made it.
Answered by tanu, 28 Oct 09:32 pm

 
  
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I agree!. This is totally rubbish.Before Columbus discovered America, the world did not know about it and p[erhaps only some American citizen living in America could have made it.
Answered by pichku tube, 28 Oct 09:19 pm

 
  
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I agree!. This is totally rubbish.Before Columbus discovered America, the world did not know about it and p[erhaps only some American citizen living in America could have made it.
Answered by Motu, 28 Oct 09:02 pm

 
  
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