Illustrations from

'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita)
by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī.

Ms. Garrett 2259 Yehuda
4 Ramaḍān 1015 AH [3 January 1607]
Princeton, University Library

The manuscripts usually have 2 versions of each constellation - looking up from earth and looking down at a cellestial globe.
This manuscript has only one image of each constellation.


folio 7v. Cepheus

folio 8. Bootes

folio 9. Heracles

folio 11. Cassiopea

folio 12. Perseus

folio 13. Auriga

folio 14. Serpentarius

folio 14v. Sagitta

folio 17. Andromeda

folio 24. Virgo

folio 27. Sagittarius


folio 29. Aquarius

folio 32. Orion

folio 36. Argo navis

folio 39v. Centaurus & Lupus

Sources: Princeton . PDF



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