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Persian Demons from a Book of Magic and Astrology (1921)

- October 24, 2019 in astrology, demons, devils, ghosts, iran, magic, occult, persian, zodiac

Watercolours from an early twentieth-century book of spells depicting Persian demons associated with the zodiac.

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.

Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing

- 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.