Persian Manuscripts : ʻAjāyib al-Makhlūqāt

Qazvīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, ca. 1203-1283Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, ca. 1203-1283قزوينی، زكريا بن محمد, Anonymous

Persian Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This Persian translation of the <i>ʻAjā’ib al-Makhlūqāt va Gharāʼib al-Mawjūdāt</i> (Wonders of Creation and Oddities of Existence), Qazvīnī's famous medieval Arabic cosmography, contains 405 illustrations that depict a wide range of curious, animated, and amusing subjects. While incomplete, images in the volume closely comport with another manuscript completed in Muzaffarid-era Shiraz in 845 AH (1441 CE) held in the British Library (Add. 23564, therefore, this copy also likely dates to that time.</p>

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