There is not sufficient information
about his life and works. He is thought to have been born in
His history books are regarded as a valuable resource of the period. The fact that significant buildings and places were drawn in miniatures in these books makes them even more important. His works are housed mainly at the Topkapi Palace Museum and Süleymaniye Library and in various other libraries.
Mecmaü't-Tevarih (Book of History, the translation of one part of Taberî Tarihi - The Taberî History, written in 1520), Fetihname-i Karabuğdan (Narrating Kanuni Sultan Süleyman’s Military Expedition to Iran in 1520, written in 1537-38, published in 1976). He also wrote three works on mathematics and information on knights and warriors.
REFERENCE: Hüseyin G. Yurdaydın / Matrakçı Nasûh (1963), “Matrakçı Nasuh'un Süleymannâmesi” (TTK Bildiriler V (s. 374-378, 1960), “Matrakçı Nasûh’un Minyatürlü Yeni İki Eseri” (TTK Belleten, sayı:110, 1964), “'Matrakçı Nasuh’un Hayatı ve Eserleriyle İlgili Yeni Bilgiler” (s. 329-354, sayı: 114, 1965), Hüseyin Gazi Yurdaydın / Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı İslâm Ansiklopedisi (c. 28, 2003), Ünlü Sanatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 5, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Târîh-i Âl-i Osmân (esatis.yek.gov.tr, 31.05.2019).