Oxford, Bodl. Lib., MS. Arab. c. 90
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OXFORD, Bodleian Library
Kitb Gharib al-funn wa-mulah al-uyn (The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes) – ms.
Oxford, Bodl. Lib., MS. Arab. c. 90

Late 12th or 13th cent., Egypt or Syria
Oriental paper, 48 folios (missing 49-50), 324 x 245 mm. Naskh script with red headings. Maps and astronomical diagrams. Ottoman morocco binding, 18th-19th cent. (stored separately)

Purchased from Sam Fogg, 2002 (following the auction, Christie's, London, 10 Oct. 2000, lot 41)

Cf. E. Edson and Emilie Savage-Smith, Medieval Views of the Cosmos: Picturing the Universe in the Christian and Islamic Middle Ages, Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2004
Saved! 100 years of the National Art Collections Fund, ed. by R. Verdi (exhibition catalogue: London: Hayward Gallery, 2003), p. 278 no. 225