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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.

from: Marvels of Creatures and Strange Things Existing, by al-Qazwini This copiously illustrated Persian manuscript was made in 974 of the Hijrah [i. and is a translation of the.

Christianus Prolianus and Joachinus de Gigantibus - 'Astronomia' (1478

Christianus Prolianus and Joachinus de Gigantibus. Astronomia “Comparative view of the magnitudes of the Sun (a large disc of gold), the Moon (silver), Mars (gold), Venus (gold), Mercury (gold) and Earth (pale).

Cinleri ve Tuhaf Yaratıkları Resmeden Muhammed el-Kazvînî'nin 23 İlginç Çizimi

Wonders of creation, A huge bird carries a man on its back, Walters Manuscript fol. by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Kitab al-Bulhan ... [etc.] composite codex. Written in Arabic, location unknown, dated 14th-15th centuries. Composite manuscript in Arabic of divinatory works, dating principally from the late 14th century A.D., containing astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, with illustrations. Fol. 81r is in Turkish.

Signs of the zodiac: Libra, or al-Mīzān. From a Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.

Diagram of the planetary orbits and zodiac BOTTOM: Diagram of the planet cycles, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.73, fol. 2v.

Illuminated Manuscript, Compendium of computistical texts, TOP: Diagram of the planetary orbits and zodiac BOTTOM: Diagram of the planet cycles, Walters Art Museum Ms.

Miniature from Zubdat-Al Tawarikh, Celestial Map or Macrocosm from Ptolemaic Model

Celestial Map or Macrocosm from Ptolemaic Model, Miniature from Zubdat-Al Tawarikh

Celestial map or macrocosm from a Ptolemaic model miniature from Zubdatal…

Caspian Sea Map

'Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn' (The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes) / Caspian Sea Map

The original 'hand-washing automaton' design by al-Jazeri that features in his 1206 manuscript

Designer creates robotic servant using an 800-year-old Arabic design

A hand washing automaton of Al-Jazari According to his name, Al-Jazari was born in Al-Jazira (the traditional Arabic name for what was northern Mesopotamia and what is now northwestern Iraq and northeastern Syria, between the Tigris and the Euphrates).

An Illustrated and Illuminated Leaf from a Persian Manuscript: Two Prisoners Hung by their Feet, Qazwin or Shiraz, Persia, circa 1570| Sotheby's

An Illustrated and Illuminated Leaf from a Persian Manuscript: Two Prisoners Hung by their Feet, Qazwin or Shiraz, Persia, circa 1570

Moon homes of explanation in the Indian department of Maulana issued law authored by Hussein al-Husseini Alkhalkhala deceased in 1605 Islamic Manuscripts, Garrett no. 515H , Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Moon homes of explanation in the Indian department of Maulana issued law authored by Hussein al-Husseini Alkhalkhala deceased in 1605 Islamic Manuscripts, Garrett no. , Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

early 17th C. A man in European Attire, by Habîballâh Mashhadî. gouache on paper mounted on paper.  Musées d'Art et d'histoire, Genève

early 17th C. A man in European Attire, by Habîballâh Mashhadî. gouache on paper mounted on paper. Musées d'Art et d'histoire, Genève

برگی از یک مرقع، مجنون در بیابان، دوره صفویه، قرن 16 میلادی برگ 17.7 X 11.5cm A POETRY ANTHOLOGY SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY The story of Layla and Majnun, Persian manuscript on variously coloured paper, illustration of Majnun in the desert. Text panel 10.9 x 6.2cm folio 17.7 x 11.5cm

برگی از یک مرقع، مجنون در بیابان، دوره صفویه، قرن 16 میلادی برگ 17.7 X 11.5cm A POETRY ANTHOLOGY SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY The story of Layla and Majnun, Persian manuscript on variously coloured paper, illustration of Majnun in the desert. Text panel 10.9 x 6.2cm folio 17.7 x 11.5cm

Arabic machine manuscript - Images from an Arabic manuscript featuring schematics for water powered systems, pulleys and gearing mechanisms. The date is unknown but is thought to be from sometime between the 16th and 19th century.

Arabic machine manuscript - Images from an Arabic manuscript featuring schematics for water powered systems, pulleys and gearing mechanisms. The date is unknown but is thought to be from sometime between the and century.

Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi Author: `Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi  (903–86) Object Name: Illustrated manuscript Date: late 15th century Geography: Iran Culture: Islamic Medium: Ink and gold on paper; leather binding Dimensions: H. 10 3/16 in. (25.8 cm) W. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)

Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi

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