A very rare and fine illustrated manuscript of the Kitab-i Bahriye based on the original version of the great Ottoman admiral, geographer and cartographer Piri Reis (d.1554), sold for £326,500 at Sotheby’s, London, yesterday [May 14th, 2013]. The Kitab-i Bahriye (Book of navigation or maritime matters) is an important portolano or book of sailing directions.

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