'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita)
by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī,
Vatican Library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana), Rome, Manuscript Ross. 1033, 1224AD.
Produced in Ceuta, North Africa
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Referenced on p37, The Moors - The Islamic West - 7th-15th Centuries AD by David Nicolle:
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A copy of Al-Sufi's Kitab al-Sufar, Books of Fixed Stars, made in Ceuta in AD 1224; Perseus, and Cepheus.
This crude manuscript comes from northern Morocco.
It includes a figure wielding a straight sword, and another wearing a distinctive helmet with an extended neck guard.
See also Andalusian Costume in The Story of Bayad and Riyadh, 13th century
Illustrations of Spanish, Granadines & Moroccans from Las Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X, c.1284
Other Spanish & North African Resources
Other 13th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers