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Illustrations from the Lights of Canopus (1847)

- October 24, 2017 in animals, Anvār-i Suhaylī, fables, Fables of Bidpai, iran, Lights of Canopus, Panchatantra, persian

Exquisite illustrations from a 19th-century Persian version of an ancient Indian collection of animal fables called the Panchatantra.

Illustrations from the Lights of Canopus (1847)

- August 29, 2017 in animals, Anvār-i Suhaylī, fables, Fables of Bidpai, iran, Lights of Canopus, Panchatantra, persian

Exquisite illustrations from a 19th-century Persian version of an ancient Indian collection of animal fables called the Panchatantra.

Illustrations from the Lights of Canopus (1847)

- August 29, 2017 in animals, Anvār-i Suhaylī, fables, Fables of Bidpai, iran, Lights of Canopus, Panchatantra, persian

Exquisite illustrations from a 19th-century Persian version of an ancient Indian collection of animal fables called the Panchatantra.

Illustrations from the Lights of Canopus (1847)

- August 29, 2017 in animals, Anvār-i Suhaylī, fables, Fables of Bidpai, iran, Lights of Canopus, Panchatantra, persian

Exquisite illustrations from a 19th-century Persian version of an ancient Indian collection of animal fables called the Panchatantra.

The Maps of Matrakçı Nasuh, Ottoman Polymath

- May 9, 2017 in bosnia, cartography, Cities, game, iran, maps, miniatures, ottoman, persian, polymath, turkey, urban

Exquisite miniatures of 16th-century Persia by Bosnian-born Ottoman polymath and all-round genius Matrakcı Nasuh.

The Maps of Matrakçı Nasuh, Ottoman Polymath

- May 9, 2017 in bosnia, cartography, Cities, game, iran, maps, miniatures, ottoman, persian, polymath, turkey, urban

Exquisite miniatures of 16th-century Persia by Bosnian-born Ottoman polymath and all-round genius Matrakcı Nasuh.

The Maps of Matrakçı Nasuh, Ottoman Polymath

- May 9, 2017 in bosnia, cartography, Cities, game, iran, maps, miniatures, ottoman, persian, polymath, turkey, urban

Exquisite miniatures of 16th-century Persia by Bosnian-born Ottoman polymath and all-round genius Matrakcı Nasuh.

The Maps of Matrakçı Nasuh, Ottoman Polymath

- May 9, 2017 in bosnia, cartography, Cities, game, iran, maps, miniatures, ottoman, persian, polymath, turkey, urban

Exquisite miniatures of 16th-century Persia by Bosnian-born Ottoman polymath and all-round genius Matrakcı Nasuh.

The Map That Changed the Middle East (1916)

- May 16, 2016 in colonialism, egypt, first world war, how middle east was carved up, iran, iraq, israel, Middle East, ottoman empire, palestine, Sykes Picot Agreement Map, syria, war, world war one, ww1

The map that changed the Middle East, outlining a secret agreement between the the UK and France on how they would carve up the Middle East should the Ottoman Empire be defeated in the First World War.

The Map That Changed the Middle East (1916)

- May 16, 2016 in colonialism, egypt, first world war, how middle east was carved up, iran, iraq, israel, Middle East, ottoman empire, palestine, Sykes Picot Agreement Map, syria, war, world war one, ww1

The map that changed the Middle East, outlining a secret agreement between the the UK and France on how they would carve up the Middle East should the Ottoman Empire be defeated in the First World War.