Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) by al-Sufi, 15th C. Iran. Timurid Period. Constellation Andromeda, with arabic imagery of a fish across her waist. al-Sufi reviewed Ptolemy, cUtarid, and al-Hajjaj, but points out their errors and adds details from the Arab Bedouin tradition.
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi `Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903–86) Object Name: Illustrated manuscript Date: 18th century Geography: Iran Culture: Islamic Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975 Accession Number: 1975.192.2