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Al Farisi. Al Istakhri abu Ishaq Brahim (Arabic) 13c. Titab al Aqualim. Introduction and a short description of Arabia, Syria, Mesopotania and Persia.

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Collection Charts and maps, Manuscript atlases
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Object ID P/3
Description Al Farisi. Al Istakhri abu Ishaq Brahim (Arabic) 13c. Titab al Aqualim. Introduction and a short description of Arabia, Syria, Mesopotania and Persia. (See Appendix). To be seen on microfilm only (SMF/164). The work written in 13th century Arabic describes the borders of the region in question; divides the region into parts; gives names and details of the major cities starting with the capital; indicates the size, position and importance of each of them; discusses the racial characteristics of the local population; details the exports of the region; details the routes connecting the cities in detail, with measurements.
Date made 13c

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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