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Illustrations from

'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita)
by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī,
Suleymanie Library, Istanbul, Manuscript Fatih Kütüphanesi 3422, 1125AD.

Copied by Hibatullāh ‛Abd Allah ibn ‛Abd al-Jabbār ibn Ibrāhīm ibn Sādaqah ibn ‛Ālī ibn Yūsuf ibn Basām al-Jabalī
in Artuqid Mārdin, Dunaysir, Turkey.


The manuscript has been foliated left to right but the manuscript is read right to left.
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174v Orion B

174r Orion A

158v Aquarius B

158r Aquarius A


147v Sagittarius B

147r Sagittarius A

131v Virgo B

131r Virgo A


91v Andromeda D

91r Andromeda C

90v Andromeda B

90r Andromeda A with Fish


74v Serpentarius B

74r Serpentarius A

67v Auriga B

67r Auriga A

63r Perseus A


58v Cassiopeia B

58r Cassiopeia A

47v Heracles B

47r Heracles A


39v Bootes B

39r Bootes A

35v Cepheus B

35r Cepheus A


CREATED: Persia
DATE: 1125AD
LOCATION: Istanbul, Fatih Library 3422
Source: Warburg Institute Iconographic Database


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