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Collection:
Masterpieces of the non-Western book
filename:
bit0001
Folio or page:
fol. 3b-4a
Caption:
World Map
Conditions of Access for Image:
By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
sort order:
10
Shelfmark:
MS. Pococke 375
Description:
The 'book of pleasant journeys into faraway lands', or 'Book of Roger', Tabula Rogeriana. 16th-century (1553 AD) manuscript of al-Idrisi's description of the world composed in 1152. This manuscript contains the complete text of al-Idrisi's medieval Arabic geography, describing the known world from the equator to the latitude of the Baltic Sea, and from the Atlantic to Siberia.
Title:
Nuzhat al-mushtāq fī ikhtirāq al-āfāq
Type of Object:
Ms. codex
Material:
paper
Number of leaves:
325 leaves
Dimensions:
300 x 218 mm
Decoration:
69 maps in text; 1 folding map.
Date of Origin:
1553 AD
Country or culture of origin:
Arabic
Author:
Idrīsī, ca. 1100-1166
Class:
Oriental manuscripts
Class:
Arabic manuscripts
Language:
Arabic
Catalogue Reference:
Uri (Arab. Moh.), 887
Keywords:
map
Collection:
Oriental

World Map