Kitab Ghara'ib al-funun wa-mulah al-uyun by Unknown Artist

An Islamic book of maps, 'The Book of Strange Arts and Visual Delights'.


Details

Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
32.5 x 24.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100,000 ( Total: £400,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Private collection; Christie's, 2000; Sam Fogg.

Venue details

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