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A review of Muslim Geography by: FSTC Limited

Muslim geography opened up a vast knowledge of the world. Islam urged people to open their minds and horizons, and know about the wonders of God's creation and thus Muslim geographers ventured across the known and unknown world.

Mapping the World by: Datuk Dr. Syed Othman Al-Habshi

Dr.Alhabshi discusses some of the great contributions to geography by early Muslims who were driven by an intense interest not only to gain knowledge but also to serve others rather than greed or fame - a genuine Islamic outlook.

Piri Reis maps America by: FSTC Limited

In 1513 Piri Reis presented his famous map of the New World to the Sultan, giving the Ottomans, well before many European rulers, an accurate description of the American discoveries as well as details about the circumnavigation of Africa.

Piri Reis and the Book of Sea Lore (Kitab-i Bahriye) by: FSTC Limited

Kitab i-Bahriye's description of the coasts of Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and France are well documented in his Book of Sea Lore (Kitab I-Bahriye).

Earliest maps of America by: Professor Sevim Tekeli

The earliest maps made of America by Columbus have all since been lost. However, a number of very early and accurate maps exist which were made by Piri Reis based on material including the maps by Columbus and used by the Turkish navy.

The Oldest Map of Japan Drawn by Mahmud of Kashgar by: Prof. Sevim Tekeli

Although the Japanese map was included for the first time in a world atlas in the 15th century, the very first map of Japan was drawn by Mahmud of Kashgar in early 11th century.

Better Directions at Sea: The Piri Reis Innovation by: FSTC Limited

The Ottoman Turk PÓrÓ Reis is truly a great figure in the history of cartography. PÓrÓ Reis has become well known for his two world maps and for his portolan, the Kitab-i Bahriye. By merging text and maps into one he tried to help sailors get where they want to go safely; he improved maritime directions.

Turkish Contributions to Islamic Geography by: Prof. N.Akmal Ayyubi

Turkish contributions to geography are vast in content and have a very significant place in the history of geography. Turkish geographers, especially cartographers made major contributions and formed a bridge between medieval Islamic and modern cartography. In this article, original Turkish contributions to geography are reviewed.



Mapping and Picturing: Maps as Records of History, by: Prof. Gunsel Renda

A study of historical maps and sea charts indicates that cartographers have often considered map making as an art as well as a science and aimed to record the different parts of the world not only with their topographical details but also with their history.
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