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Kitab ghara'ib al-funun wa-mulah al-'uyun كتاب غرائب الفنون ومُلح العيون
From comets and star-groups to natural and supernatural phenomena. It’s all here in this fascinating and unique manuscript full of colourful maps including two world maps of great importance and the earliest recorded maps of the islands of Cyprus and Sicily. Compiled by an unknown author in the first half of the 11th century using predominately 10th-century sources. Most of the maps are without parallel in any other Arabic, Persian, Greek, or Latin works.