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Mathematical Treasure: Islamic Astronomical Chart

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

An Islamic astronomical chart presenting a classical concept of the universe. The diagram and page are from a fifteenth century commentary by Musa ibn Muhammad Qadi’zadah (died circa 1436) on the thirteenth century Handbook of Astronomy by Mahmud al-Jighmini (died circa 1221).

This image is provided courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. You may use them in your classroom; all other uses require permission from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The Mathematical Association of America is pleased to cooperate with the Beinecke Library and Yale University to make these images available to a larger audience.

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Islamic Astronomical Chart," Loci (July 2014)

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