'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita)
by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī,
dated 1125AD (Sotheby's - Lot 34)
Produced in Baghdad, Iraq.
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Source: Painting The Stars In A Century Of Change by Moya Carey, 2001 - Part 1 & Part 2 - Plates
The Doha Manuscript. In 1998 a hitherto unknown early copy of al-Sufi's star atlas, dated 519AH [1125 CE], was auctioned in London by Sotheby's. It was acquired by Sheikh Saudal-Thani of Qatar and is currently on display in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.
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