Facsimile of LJS 478, Astronomical anthology

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1-19-2015

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Collection of astronomical treatises: Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Bīrūnī's Kitāb fī istīʻāb al-wujūh al-mumkina fī ṣanʻat al-asṭurlāb (On the construction of the astrolabe); 2 treatises on crab and drum astrolabes now attributed to the 10th-century astronomer Nasṭūlus (or Basṭūlus); a treatise on an instrument for finding the direction of Mecca; a treatise on the ecliptic; and a treatise on the compass.

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Astrolabes--Early works to 1800, Astronomical instruments--Early works to 1800 Codices, Diagrams, Treatises, Manuscripts Arabic--13th century, Manuscripts Medieval

Facsimile of LJS 478, Astronomical anthology

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