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The map of the world as imagined by Ibn-al-Wardi
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Faridat al'aja'lb


Author: 'Ibn al-Wardi, Siraj-al-din 'Umar


Type of Document: book


Language of the Document: arabic


Size: 18 x 13.5 cm


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 698 C. E.). Al-Warda makes reference in his work to the book by al-Mas'udi.
The copy was made by Hafr Bin 'Ahmad.
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Keywords: Catalogue Arabic Manuscripts National Library Czech Republic
Copyright: National Library of the Czech Republic
Place: National Library of the Czech Republic, Prague
Country: Czech Republic
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