The Jazirah or Iran
dated Rabi‘ al-awwal 538 (September–October 1143)
ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; contemporary brown leather binding with stamped, painted and blind-tooled decoration
copied by Muzaffar ibn ‘Umar ibn Muhammad al-Mayyafariqi
255 folios; 20 x 14 cm
illuminated single-page frontispiece for each of the two parts of the work; leather binding
F. Maddison & E. Savage-Smith, Science, Tools & Magic, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XII, Part One, London 1997, cat.11, pp.40–41. J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.277, p.242.