Ottoman Navy

From the 15th to the 20th century (1920).
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Piri Reis map of the River Nile. The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis.  It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).

Piri Reis (Muhyiddin Piri Bey) : "Map of the River Nile From Its Estuary South" (Book of Navigation, c1525) - Giclee Fine Art Print

Piri Reis map of the River Nile. The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).

"Göke":  an Ottoman war ship of the 'kalyon' type.  Ca. 1500.  Miniature taken from Katip Celebi's manuscript Tuhfetü'l-kibar. (Topkapi Palace Library).

"Göke": an Ottoman war ship of the 'kalyon' type. Ca. 1500. Miniature taken from Katip Celebi's manuscript Tuhfetü'l-kibar. (Topkapi Palace Library).

Ottoman Galleon, 1486. From: 'Beschreibung der Reise von Konstanz nach Jerusalem'  (© 2010 Badische Landesbibliothek).

Ottoman Galleon, 1486. From: 'Beschreibung der Reise von Konstanz nach Jerusalem' (© 2010 Badische Landesbibliothek).

Thessaloniki map by Piri Reis. The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis.  It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).

Thessaloniki map by Piri Reis. The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).

Piri Reis Map of Thasos.   The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis.  It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).

Piri Reis Map of Thasos. The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).

Ottoman ironclad 'Hamidiye', 1903.

Ottoman ironclad 'Hamidiye', 1903.

Ottoman Map of Malta, by Piri Reis. The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis.  It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).

Ottoman Map of Malta, by Piri Reis. The Piri Reis map is a world map compiled in 1513 by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. It used ten Arab sources, four Indian maps sourced from the Portuguese, and one (lost) map of Columbus. (Naval Museum, Istanbul).

An Ottoman ship soldier.  First half of the 19th century.

An Ottoman ship soldier. First half of the 19th century.

The Ottoman fleet in the Indian Ocean, 16th century.

The Ottoman fleet in the Indian Ocean, 16th century.

Galleon Mahmudiye (1829), built by the Imperial Arsenal on the Golden Horn in Constantinople, was for many years the largest warship in the world.

Galleon Mahmudiye (1829), built by the Imperial Arsenal on the Golden Horn in Constantinople, was for many years the largest warship in the world.

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