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Are There Vineyards in Piri Reis’ Map of Rhodes Island?


Piri Reis was a 16th century Ottoman admiral who famously published a series of maps in his Book on Navigation.  The image of Rhodes Island featured in today’s post is from a later edition of his book that dates to the end of the 17th century.  If you look at the bottom of the island you will see over a dozen gardens.  Do you think any of those are vineyards?

Map of Rhodes Island. [1]

Map of Rhodes Island. [1]

 


[1] Reis, Piri. Book on Navigation. W.658. The Walters Art Museum.

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