An Islamic book of maps, 'The Book of Strange Arts and Visual Delights'.
Kitab Ghara'ib al-funun wa-mulah al-uyun by Unknown Artist, late 12thearly 13th century
© Bodleian Library
- 32.5 x 24.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £100,000 ( Total: £400,000)
- Acquired in:
- Sam Fogg
It consists of two books, one on celestial matters, and one on terrestrial subjects. The manuscript includes two early world maps together with maps and illustrations of the Mediterranean Sea and southern Mediterranean islands.
Private collection; Christie's, 2000; Sam Fogg.