Illustrations from

'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita) by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī, dated 525/1130-31 (Topkapı Sarayı, Istanbul, manuscript Ahmet III 3493)

Copied by Wāthiq ibn ‛Ālī ibn ‛Umar ibn al-Husayn.
Probably produced in Mayyafariqin, SE Turkey.


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Andromeda and two Arabian fish

Perseus

Cepheus

Aquarius

Virgo

Virgo

Cassiopea

Orion




Referenced by CLOTHING The Saljuqs and the post-Saljuq period.



Referenced as figure 318 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
318. Manuscript, Kitāb al Sufar, 1130 AD, Irāq, Suleymaniye Lib., Ms. Fatih 3422, Istanbul.
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