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C16th map of Hamadān, #Iran by the great Ottoman cartographer Matrakçı Nasuh

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C16th map of Hamadān, #Iran by the great Ottoman cartographer Matrakçı Nasuh

The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410). The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani. The of full-page illustrations, each titled with “A discourse on….”, followed by the subject of the discourse (a folktale, a sign of the zodiac, a prophet, etc.).

The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410). The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani. The of full-page illustrations, each titled with “A discourse on….”, followed by the subject of the discourse (a folktale, a sign of the zodiac, a prophet, etc.).

Karatepe-Han-ı Abbas-Matrakçı Nasuh-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa 1537. (Istanbul University Library)

Karatepe-Han-ı Abbas-Matrakçı Nasuh-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa 1537. (Istanbul University Library)

Siege of Belgrade (Hünernâme (1588 CE Ottoman Miniature Painting) -Seyyid Lokman)

Siege of Belgrade (Hünernâme (1588 CE Ottoman Miniature Painting) -Seyyid Lokman)

Ottoman: 1600. Sultan Mehmet III (reigned 1595-1603) Enthroned, Attended by Two Janissaries | LACMA Collections

Ottoman: 1600. Sultan Mehmet III (reigned 1595-1603) Enthroned, Attended by Two Janissaries | LACMA Collections

Matrakçı Nasuh

Matrakçı Nasuh

Georges Barbier - Beautiful Missous (1922)

Georges Barbier - Beautiful Missous (1922)

Minyatür; Haleb, Matrakçı Nasuh

Minyatür; Haleb, Matrakçı Nasuh

Gömülü resim için kalıcı bağlantı

Gömülü resim için kalıcı bağlantı

The chakras of the subtle body, Nepal, 18th century. Source: Asianart.com

The chakras of the subtle body, Nepal, 18th century. Source: Asianart.com

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