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Departamento de História e Filosofia das Ciências, FCUL
Gregory McIntosh is a PhD Student at the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal, researching maps and nautical charts between the 13th and 16th centuries, with support from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 714033-MEDEA-CHART/ERC-2016-ST G).
He formerly lectured at Piri Reis University in Istanbul. He has a B.A. Philosophy (California State University) and a much diversified professional experience which includes aeronautical engineering, art gallery direction, and project managing. He is a well-known author in early modern exploration and cartography, particularly in the famous Piri Reis map of 1513. He has written four books, contributed chapters to six others, and has made more than three-dozen conference presentations around the world, inclusing in the USA, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey, Canada, Russia, and Jamaica. His articles have appeared in Imago Mundi, Terrae Incognitae, Mercator’s World, Cartographica Helvetica, American Neptune, and The Portolan.
- The History, Debates, and Identity of the Northwest Continent on the Waldseemüller World Map of 1507 (forthcoming; co-author: Donald. L. McGuirk).
- The Vesconte Maggiolo World Map of 1504 in Fano, Italy (2013; 2015).
- The Johannes Ruysch and Martin Waldseemüller World Maps: The Interplay and Merging of Early Sixteenth Century New World Cartographies (2012)
- (Editor). The Dieppe World Maps, 1541-1553, by Henry Harrisse (2002).
- The Piri Reis Map of 1513 (Athens & London: The University of Georgia Press, 2000).
- Antique Map Reproductions: A Directory of Publishers & Distributors of Antique Map, Atlas & Globe Facsimiles & Reproductions (1998).
- MAP: Exploring the World, Rosie Pickles and Tim Cooke, eds. (London: Phaidon Press, Inc., 2015) [Commentaries on 26 maps].
- “The Piri Reis Map of 1513: Art and Literature in the Service of Science.” In Seapower, Technology and Trade: Studies in Turkish Maritime History, pp. 367–379, Dejanirah Couto, Feza Gunergin, and Maria Pia Pedani, eds. (Istanbul: Piri Reis University Publications and Denizler Kitabevi, 2014).
- Pîrî Reis 1513 dünya haritasi, Bülent Özükan, ed. Collection of articles by Gregory C. McIntosh, Svat Soucek, A. M. Celal Sengör, Cevat Ülkekul, Mustafa Kaçar, Dogan Uçar, Günsel Renda (Istanbul: Boyut Yayin Grubu, 2013).
- “Piri Reis.” In The Oxford Companion to World Exploration, David Buisseret, ed., 2 vols. (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).
- “Sebastian Münster, 1540, Novae Insvlae, XVII Nova Tabvla.” In California 49: Forty-Nine Maps of California from the Sixteenth Century to the Present. Warren Heckrote, ed. (San Francisco: California Map Society with The Book Club of California, 1999).
- “The Medieval Maps of the Levant and the Dawn of Modern Maps.” In conference proceedings of the International Association for Maritimes Studies (IAMS) workshop, “Mediterranean in History: Cyprus and Levant” (forthcoming).
- “The Cartographic History of the Caspian Sea.” In conference proceedings of the Second International Congress of Eurasian Maritime History, “Maritime History of Russia,” (forthcoming).
- “The Map of the Caspian Sea in the Bahriye of Piri Reis in the Walters Art Museum.” In conference proceedings of the Caspian Forum, “Caspian from Past to Future” (forthcoming).
- “The Piri Reis Map of 1513 is Important Because….” In Uluslararası Piri Reis ve Türk Denizcilik Tarihi Sempozyumu: 26-29 Eylül 2013: İstanbul Türk Denizcilik Tarihi Bildiriler, 6 vols. (Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu, 2014).
- “Kolomb ve Piri Reis’in 1513 Tarihli Haritası.” In Uluslararası Piri Reis Sempozyumu Tebliğler Kitabı, 27-29 Eylül 2004, İstanbul (Istanbul: International Piri Reis Symposium, 2004).
- “Columbus and the Depiction of the West Indies on the Piri Re’is Map of 1513.” In Papers Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America held in Washington, D.C., November 23-26, 1991 (Middle East Studies Association of North America, 1991).
- “The Kunstmann III Chart of the Atlantic Ocean: The Oldest Known Chart of Latitudes?” (forthcoming; co-author: Joaquim Alves Gaspar).
- “Tyrkisk admiral reddede Columbus' kort.” Historie 9 (2016): 62-63 (co-author: Else Christensen).
- “Commentary Upon ‘The Lenox & Ostrich Egg Globes: Creation and Provenance’ of Peter W. Dickson.” The Portolan, no. 94 (Winter 2015): 43–48.
- “The Piri Reis Map of 1528: A Comparative Study with Other Maps of the Time.” Mediterranea: ricerche storiche 12 (no. 34, 2015): 303–318.
- “The Bimini Ghost Maps of William P. Cumming.” Terrae Incognitae 47 (no. 1, 2015): 5–9.
- “Comments on the Hunt-Lenox and Ostrich Egg Globes.” The Portolan, no. 90 (Fall 2014): 47–51.
- “Martin Waldseemüller, Amerigo Vespucci, and the So-Called ‘Error’ of the ‘Abbey of All Saints’.” Terrae Incognitae 43 (no. 2, 2011): 134–159.
- “The Rediscovery of Two Lost Sixteenth-Century World Maps.” Imago Mundi 52 (2000): 158–162.
- “A Tale of Two Admirals: Columbus and the Piri Reis Map of 1513.” Mercator’s World 5 (no. 3, June, 2000): 18–23.
- “Christoph Kolumbus und die Piri-Re’is-Karte von Jahre 1513.” Cartographica Helvetica 11 (1995): 36–42.
- “More About Fake Maps.” The Map Collector 69 (Winter 1994): 52.
- “Columbus and the Depiction of the West Indies on the Piri Reis Map of 1513.” American Neptune 53 (1993): 280–294.
- “Martin Alonso Pinzon’s Discovery of Babueca and the Identity of Guanahani.” Terrae Incognitae 24 (1992): 79–100.
- “Columbus and the Depiction of Hispaniola and Cuba on the Piri Reis Map of 1513.” Portolan 24 (1992): 12–18