Maps from Piri Reis to Katip Çelebi' at Vatican

An exhibition of maps from the Ottoman Empire will be on display at the Vatican this winter. The Ottoman Worldview from Piri Reis to Katip Çelebi', a traveling exhibit, was created in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Katip Çelebi'.

The exhibit will concentrate on maps from the 16th and 17th centuries, but also includes some from earlier eras, and "aims to shed light on the chronological route and development of cartography up until the Ottoman period with several examples of maps produced by Muslim geographers and of Ptolemaic geography in earlier periods."