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Who completed the first world map, including the American ?
A - Piri Reis an Ottoman admiral
B - Al Idrisi
C- Coumbus
d- Zheng he

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Asked by onlytruth, 01 Apr '12 11:09 am
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Piri Reiss first world map was discovered at Topkapi Palace in 1929. The map was studied by the German orientalist, Prof. Paul Kalhe, who was doing research in Istanbul at the time, and he reported on the map to eighteent Congres of Oriental Studies in Leiden in 1931. Meanwhile, the map was taken to Ankara for study by historians, and Ataturk ordered a facsimile reproduction of the map to be printed.

The map is drawn on camel skin, with illustrations in nine different colours. Its 86 cm long, 61 cm wide at the upper edge and 41 cm wide at the lower edge. The right hand section of the map has been torn away, leaving a ragged edge. The discrepancy in width between upper and lower edges, however, is due to natural shape of the skin. The remaining half of the map shows the east and west coasts of Atlantic Ocean. The coastlines of North and South America, the Antilles, Northwest Africa, Spain and France corresponded closely to modern maps.

The map is a typical nautical chart, with the ...more
Answered by confused, 01 Apr '12 05:11 pm

 
  
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Piri Reis an Ottoman admiral
Answered by aflatoon, 01 Apr '12 11:10 am

 
  
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Al-Idrisi is best known in the West as the geographer who made a silver globe for King Roger II of Sicily. On a 400 kilogram ball of silver, he meticulously recorded the seven continents with trade routes, lakes and rivers, major cities, plains and mountains. He included such information as distance, length and height as appropriate. The globe was accompanied by his book, Al-Kitab al-Rujari (Roger's Book). He also made a second representation of the known world on a disc.

Like Muslim geographers before him, Al-Idrisi traveled many distant places, including Europe, to gather geographical data. The Muslim geographers had already made accurate measurements of the earth's surface, and several maps of the whole world were available. Al-Idrisi combined this available knowledge with his own findings to create comprehensive information for all parts of the known world. As his fame spread, he gained the attention of European sea navigators and military planners and eventually that of Roger I ...more
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Answered by jameel ahmed, 01 Apr '12 04:57 pm

 
  
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1513 Pri Ries completes his first world map, including the American, after research maps from all over the world. The practicality and artistry of his map surpassed any from his time or before
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Answered by anil garg, 01 Apr '12 12:08 pm

 
  
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A - Piri Reis an Ottoman admiral
Answered by vaaaren, 01 Apr '12 11:27 am

 
  
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