OXFORD, Bodleian Library
Kitâb Gharâ’ib al-funûn wa-mulah al-‘uyûn (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