Illustrations from

'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita)
by ‛Abd al-Rahman ibn ‛Umar al-Ṣūfī,
Vatican Library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana), Rome, Manuscript Ross. 1033, 1224AD.

Produced in Ceuta, North Africa



Folio 98r Centaurus & Lupus

Folio 79r Orion

Folio 70r Aquarius

Folio 64v Sagittarius

Folio 57r Virgo

Folio 49r Gemini

Folio 38r Andromeda with fish

Folio 30r Serpens & Serpentarius

Folio 27r Auriga

Folio 25r Perseus

Folio 17v Hercules

Folio 16v Boots

Folio 14r Cepheus
Main source: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Ms Ross. 1033



Referenced on p37, The Moors - The Islamic West - 7th-15th Centuries AD by David Nicolle:
A copy of Al-Sufi's Kitab al-Sufar, Books of Fixed Stars, made in Ceuta in AD 1224; Perseus, and Cepheus. This crude manuscript comes from northern Morocco. It includes a figure wielding a straight sword, and another wearing a distinctive helmet with an extended neck guard.
Back to Other al-Sufi Manuscripts.



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Illustrations of Spanish, Granadines & Moroccans from Las Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X, c.1284
Other Spanish & North African Resources
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