The Piri Reis Map

Unveiling Ancient Cartographic Enigmas and Hidden Secrets

Adam Hennessy
4 min readJun 8, 2023

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Introduction:

The Piri Reis map is exactly as the name suggests …… a map.

It was created by the Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in 1513 — the map contains a remarkable level of accuracy and detail, which has caused scholars and conspiracists alike to ask questions about its sources, origin, and potential hidden knowledge. Mainstream explanations tell us that the accuracy comes from a combination of skilled surveying and fortunate guesswork…

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