There’s more to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!
Visit Site
  • Kandi Catacutan

    Calculation of solar and lunar eclipses from: Marvels of Creatures and Strange Things Existing, by al-Qazwini (copy manuscript, 14th century) Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (1203 -1283), was a Persian physician, astronomer, geographer and proto-science fiction writer. He also wrote a futuristic proto-science fiction tale about a man who traveled to Earth from a distant planet.

  • Noreena Majeed

    Calculation of solar and lunar eclipses, from: The Wonders of Creation, by al-Qazwini, Arabic manuscript, 14th century

Related Pins

al-Qazwini’s Wonders of Creation, compiled in the middle 1200s.

"Island of the giant bird", in the manuscript copy of “The Book of Wonders of the Age”(17th or 18th century), 2 works bound together : 1 - "Haiyat al-Haiyawan (Lives of the Animals)" by al-Damiri (1341-1405) and 2 - "'Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing)" by al-Qazwini (ca. 1203-1283 CE), illustrated by a workshop in India, University of St Andrews Library ms32(o)

Folio from Aja’ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini; recto: Manuscript only; verso: Wild Ox (Bagar al-Wahsh) early 15th century

The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410).The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, as well as a dedicated section of full-page illustrations, with each plate titled with “A discourse on..”, (a folktale, a sign of the zodiac)

The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410). The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, as well as a dedicated section of full-page illustrations,

Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini; ‘Wonders of the Seven Seas’ section of ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat...

Abu Yahya Zakariya ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud-al-Qazwini, From: Kitab Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa Gharaib al-Mawjudat, (The Wonders of Creation), 1537

This copiously illustrated Persian manuscript was made in 974 of the Hijrah [i.e. A.D. 1566] and is a translation of the cosmography, or `Wonders of creation’, originally written in Arabic by the thirteenth-century geographer Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini. The miniature shown here illustrates the path of the sun’s rays interrupted by the globe of the Earth at the time of a lunar eclipse.

haeul: ‘천상열차분야지도’ - 14th century Korean star map...

Kitab al-Bulhan or Book of Wonders (late 14thC.), Arabic manuscript , which is dedicated to astrology, astronomy and geomancy and which was compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani

part of a map of the world, from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing