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Lost Maps of the CaliphsDrawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

About a millennium ago, sometime between 1020 and 1050, in Cairo, a large illustrated book on the heavens and the Earth was completed. Modern scholars were unaware of its existence until its recent ... More

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