“Ey kalbime zevk veren, neler gezerdik A…

“Ey kalbime zevk veren, neler gezerdik Akdenizin kenarlarını, Arap, batı Roma ve Fransa diyarlarını. Onların herbirini yazdım ey yar bütün mevcut yerleri, alçak bir tepe midir, yüksek midir diyeyim.” – Pîrî Reis, Kitâb-ı Bahriye. “Oh the one who pleases my heart, how we used to travel around the Mediterranean Sea, around the Arab lands and Rome and France. I have recorded all of the places that stand, whether they be lowlands or high up, so that I may transmit this knowledge.” – Pîrî Reis, Ottoman Admiral from the 1500’s and the author of the Kitâb-ı Bahriye.

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