Illustrations from

'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita)
by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī,

Persian translation by Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī

Suleymanie (Süleymaniyye) Library, Istanbul, Ms Ayasofya 2595, 1249-50AD.

Probably produced in Alamut, Iran.

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f.14r Cepheus A

f.14v Cepheus B

f.15r Bootes A

f.15v Bootes B

f.19r Heracles A

f.19v Heracles B

f.25r Cassiopea A

Cassiopea-B

f.27r Perseus A

f.31r Auriga A

f.31v Auriga B

f.40r Andromeda A

f.40v Andromeda B

f.42v Andromeda & Fish A

f. 50r Gemini A

f.56v Virgo A

f.78r Orion


Other manuscripts of the 'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita) by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī



Referenced by CLOTHING The Saljuqs and the post-Saljuq period.
See also Seljuk Illustrations and Articles
Illustrations of 13th century Costume & Soldiers