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Surviving fragment of the Piri Reis map showing the Central and South American coast. The appended notes say "the map of the western lands drawn by Columbus"

The Piri Reis map is a map of the world drawn on a parchment of gazelle skin by a Turk named Piri Reis (full name: Hadji Muhiddin Piri Ibn Hadji Mehmed) in 1513. This map includes Antarctica, yet it was about 200 years before Sir James Cook discovered it in 1773.

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