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Kharidat al-'Aja'ib wa Faridat al-Ghara'ib (The Pearl of Wonders and the Uniqueness of Things Strange)

Kharidat al-'Aja'ib wa Faridat al-Ghara'ib (The Pearl of Wonders and the Uniqueness of Things Strange)

The Book of Curiosities or A Medieval Islamic View of the Cosmos - map of sicily - Six pigments were identified in the illustrations: cinnabar (red), orpiment (yellow), lazurite (blue), indigo, carbon-based black and basic lead carbonate (a ‘lead white'); four further pigments (a golden material, a green pigment, the purple pigment used to depict city walls, and the blue component of the dark green pigment mixture on certain folios) could not be identified.

The Book of Curiosities or A Medieval Islamic View of the Cosmos - map of sicily - Six pigments were identified in the illustrations: cinnabar (red), orpiment (yellow), lazurite (blue), indigo, carbon-based black and basic lead carbonate (a ‘lead white'); four further pigments (a golden material, a green pigment, the purple pigment used to depict city walls, and the blue component of the dark green pigment mixture on certain folios) could not be identified.

World Map 11th Century  Description: World map of Mahmud al-Kashgari

How the World was Imagined: Early Maps and Atlases

World Map 11th Century Description: World map of Mahmud al-Kashgari

Robert Fludd. Urtriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atque technica historia, in duo volumnia secundum cosmi differntiam diuisa. The Great Chain of Being  In this engraving, English physician and mystical philosopher Robert Fludd (1574-1637) portrays his idea of creation's plan. God reaches out from a radiant cloud to hold the chain that binds Nature, the soul of the world. Nature holds a chain attached to the physical world...

Robert Fludd. Urtriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atque technica historia, in duo volumnia secundum cosmi differntiam diuisa. The Great Chain of Being In this engraving, English physician and mystical philosopher Robert Fludd (1574-1637) portrays his idea of creation's plan. God reaches out from a radiant cloud to hold the chain that binds Nature, the soul of the world. Nature holds a chain attached to the physical world...

Mongols China and the Silk Road: Mahmud al-Kashgari's(1072) map of the Silk Road ?

Mongols China and the Silk Road: Mahmud al-Kashgari's(1072) map of the Silk Road ?

Circular map of the Universe. MS. Laud Misc. 356, fol. 120r. from French manuscript of Petrus Alphonsi, Dialogi cum Moyse Judaeo. 3rd quarter 14th century

Circular map of the Universe. MS. Laud Misc. 356, fol. 120r. from French manuscript of Petrus Alphonsi, Dialogi cum Moyse Judaeo. 3rd quarter 14th century

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