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Kitab al-Bulhan ... [etc.] composite codex. Written in Arabic, location unknown, dated 14th-15th centuries. Composite manuscript in Arabic of divinatory works, dating principally from the late 14th century A.D., containing astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, with illustrations. Fol. 81r is in Turkish.

Kitab al-Bulhan ... [etc.] composite codex. Written in Arabic, location unknown, dated 14th-15th centuries. Composite manuscript in Arabic of divinatory works, dating principally from the late 14th century A.D., containing astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, with illustrations. Fol. 81r is in Turkish.

Signs of the zodiac: Libra, or al-Mīzān. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.

Signs of the zodiac: Libra, or al-Mīzān. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.

Signs of the zodiac: Gemini, or al-Gawāz. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.

Signs of the zodiac: Gemini, or al-Gawāz. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.

Drawing of the Tree of Vices, with pride at the bottom and luxury at the top, with snakes and dragons; from the twelfth-century German Speculum virginum;  (Arundel 44 f.28v). (British Library)

Drawing of the Tree of Vices, with pride at the bottom and luxury at the top, with snakes and dragons; from the twelfth-century German Speculum virginum; (Arundel 44 f.28v). (British Library)

Signs of the zodiac: Scorpio, or al-‘Aqrab. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.

Signs of the zodiac: Scorpio, or al-‘Aqrab. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.

Libra Book of Hours. Heures de Nôtre Dame (use of Troyes and Sens) : manuscript, [ca. 1470]

Libra Book of Hours. Heures de Nôtre Dame (use of Troyes and Sens) : manuscript, [ca. 1470]

Signs of the zodiac: Capricorn, or al-Gadī. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.

Signs of the zodiac: Capricorn, or al-Gadī. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.

Saray hizmetçisi (waiter) by the Turkish miniaturist Abdulcelil Levni (d. 1732) at the Topkapı Palace Museum in Istanbul,18th c.

Saray hizmetçisi (waiter) by the Turkish miniaturist Abdulcelil Levni (d. 1732) at the Topkapı Palace Museum in Istanbul,18th c.

Libra - Islamic astrology, Book of Wonders, Kitab al Bulhan, composite manuscript in Arabic, late 14th century A.D.  Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, Bodleian Library

Libra - Islamic astrology, Book of Wonders, Kitab al Bulhan, composite manuscript in Arabic, late 14th century A.D. Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, Bodleian Library

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