XVIII G 57 Faridat al-'aja'ib
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XVIII G 57 Faridat al-'aja'ib

Bibliographic Description


Shelf-number
XVIII G 57
Library
National Library of the Czech Republic
Owner
Czech Republic
Title
Faridat al-'aja'ib
Author
'Ibn al-Wardi, Siraj-al-din 'Umar
Type of Document
book
Physical Description
Material
paper
Size
18 x 13.5 cm
Extent
214 folios
Illuminations
3v
4r
49v
Annotation
The world geography by al-Wardi (died 850/1456), accompanied with a coloured world map and a picture of Ka'aba. It sums the geographical knowledge of the Arabic world of the time, referring to climate, terrain, fauna and flora, population, way of living, existing states and their governments in individual regions of the world. The author also speaks about Slavs and their lifestyle and mentions al-Mahdiyya as the residence of the Fatimid dynasty. Therefore, the book is older than the city of Kairo (founded in 968 C. E.). Al-Wardi makes references in his work to the book by al-Mas'udi.
The copy was made by Hafr Bin 'Ahmad.
Language of the Document
ar