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Cosmography Manuscript (12th Century)

Adam Green - July 25, 2018 in astrology, astronomy, cosmography, diagrams

Wonderful series of medieval cosmographic diagrams and schemas sourced from a late 12th-century English manuscript.

Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing

Adam Green - June 28, 2016 in al-Qazwini, animals, arabic, bestiary, cosmography, Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing, mythical creatures, mythical monsters, persian, Zakariya al-Qazwini

Images from an exquisitely illustrated Persian translation, thought to hail from 17th-century Mughal India, of Zakariya al-Qazwini's medieval treatise on all things wondrous.