- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: University of Georgia Press (July 7 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0820321575
- ISBN-13: 978-0820321578
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.2 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 90.7 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,060,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Piri Reis Map of 1513 Hardcover – Jul 7 2000
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<p>This is an excellent and important work of scholarship. McIntosh is to be commended on the breadth and discipline of the research that is reflected in his well written book.</p> (Louis De Vorsey Past President, Society for the History of Discoveries)
About the Author
GREGORY C. McINTOSH is an independent scholar in the history of cartography residing in Cerritos, California.
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Here are a few quotes that I found apt in terms of criticizing earlier studies done. "It appears the method of Kahle, Levillier, Mallery, Hapgood, and others was to ignore the place-names inscribed on the landforms on the Piri Reis map, compare its features with a modern map to 'identify' the features, and then contrast the 'amazing accuracy' of the manuscript Piri Reis map with early printed maps." (pg. 41) Also on this page he notes that Hapgood only really looked at printed maps, which were "more inaccurate for their time", and that "the Piri Reis map is no more accurate than other manuscript maps of its time". McIntosh goes further in stating that "selective use of data can be used to support almost any untenable position". (pg. 68)
the subject and I have translated it into Italian.
I must admit I did not know anything about Piri Reis until he spoke to me about the subject and I did not know anything about cartography too. However, I have soon got involved and I appreciated the translations of the inscriptions on the map and the description of Colombo's journeys and personality, but also the objectiveness of the author.
The book is written quite fluently although quite ripetitive at times and it is obviously very technical.As the general trend is to stop in front of appearence, being an easier way to live ,this book represents a good chance to go deeper into a part of our history and definitely learn something interesting.
There is no other similar and recent evidence available on the market about this subject, therefore I would recommend it to amateurs and beginners like me.