Horae ad usum Briocensem Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 3194, fol. 116v.
Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html
Mughal miniature paintings. A delight to see. Miniatures are soo difficult to make.
Thirteen Ottoman Sultans Anonymous, ca. 1600, from The Sultan’s Portrait – Topkapı Palace Museum
Guardian of the Kingdoms of God. This is just spectacular. From a copy of the Persian version of Qazwini’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, “The marvels of creation and the oddities of existence”, commonly known as “The cosmography of Qazwini”. 1500s. via
Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman Probably Turkey Ink, colors, and gold on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Age of Süleyman "the Magnificent" (r. 1520–1566)