Illustrations from

'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita)
by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī,
dated 1260-80AD (British Library, London, manuscript Or.5323)

Probably produced in Maragha, NW Iran.


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Bootes

Cepheus

Sagittarius

Perseus

Serpens & Serpentarius

Auriga

Orion

Andromeda

Aquarius
Conclusion
Different angles of research suggest that the British Library al-Ṣūfī manuscript was produced in the Īl-Khānid observatory at Marāghā, in north-west Iran, between 1260 and 1280AD.
Source: Moya Catherine Carey, Painting the Stars in a Century of Change: A Thirteenth-Century Copy of Al-Ṣūfī’s Treatise on the Fixed Stars (British Library Or. 5323) (Thesis University of London, 2001).



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