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It is even possible that the portion of this earlier treatise concerned with geography focussed solely upon the Mediterranean. Amongst cataloguers of the later copies of portions of The Book of Curiosities, confusion arose regarding the author’s identity. A catalogue of books prepared in the seventeenth century by the Turkish lexicographer Ḥājjī Khalīfah (Kâtip Çelebī, d. 1068/1657) listed a treatise of very similar title, Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn wa-nuzhat al-ʿushshāq lil-ṭālib al-mushtāq (Curiosities of the Sciences, Marvels for the Eyes, and Pleasures of the Passions for the Seeker of Journeys), with an identical opening line.

1200; Damascus, Maktabat al-Assad al-Waṭanīyah, MS 16501, fols. 36a–39a, copied 972/1564; Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodl. Or. 68, fols. 129b–131a, copied 1571; Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, MS. , fols. 1500s. 22 introduction Fig.  The seven illustrated ‘stars with faint lances’ attributed to Hermes in Chapter Seven of Book One, as illustrated in the earliest copy (MS A) compared with the three later ones (D, B, and M). Bodleian, MS Arab. c. 90, fols. 15b–16a, undated c. 1200; Damascus, Maktabat al-Assad al-Waṭanīyah, MS 16501, fols.

C. 90 [a fol. 1a] [a fol. 1b] [a fol. 2a] [a fols. 2b–3a] [a fol. 3b] [a fol. 4a] [a fol. 4b] [a fol. 5a] [a fol. 5b] [a fol. 6a] [a fol. 6b] [a fol. 7a] [a fol. 7b] [a fol. 8a] [a fol.

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