IO Islamic 1026 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
The same Persian adaptation of the famous geographical work, probably completed in AH 340, which is AD 951-952, as a revised an enlarged edition of Abū Zayd Aḥmad b. Sahl al-Balkhī’s ابو زید احمد ابن سهل البلخی , d. AH 322, which is AD 934
'The Western Region', i.e. The Straits of Gibraltar, southern Spain (right) and North Africa (left). The sea is blue: town are circles of various colours and mountains are roughly triangular. 20 × 12 cm. .
The Sea of Rum, i.e. The Mediterranean. On the left, the Nile Delta and Palestine; on the right, the southern coast of Asia Minor and Greece. The three islands in the middle are Sicily, Crete and Cyprus, and the Straits of Gibraltar are at the top. 20 × 12 cm. .
The Caspian provinces. The Caspian Sea on the right with Darband in the upper right hand corner. The Alburz Mountains (Kuh i Daylam) cross the map in a curve from top to bottom, with Mt Damawand to the left. 20 × 12 cm. .
Khurasan. The right hand half of this map larfely duplicates the preceding: the river Jihun (Oxus) crosses the top of the map. Nishapur and Marw (both shown as green circles) are among the most important places on f71r. Each 20 × 12 cm. .
Central Asia: the Sea of Khwarazm lower right of f78v, and Samarqand a red circle, left of centre, below the blue-coloured 'Mountains of Bukhara'. Along the lower river on f79r is written: 'Territories of ' Abdallah b. Hamid', Each 20 × 12 cm. .
18 maps and 1 illuminated folio 1v
European eighteenth century half-leather binding
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