Language: English . Brand New Book. Two remarkable Iranian world-maps were discovered in 1989 and 1995. Both are made of brass and date from 17th-century Iran. Mecca is at the centre and a highly sophisticated longitude and latitude grid enables the user to determine the direction and distance to Mecca for anywhere in the world between Andalusia and China. Prior to the discovery of these maps it was thought that such cartographic grids were conceived in Europe ca. 1910. This richly-illustrated book presents an overview of the ways in which Muslims over the centuries have determined the sacred direction towards Mecca (qibla) and then describes the two world-maps in detail. The author shows that the geographical data derives from a 15th-century Central Asian source and that the mathematics underlying the grid was developed in 9th-century Baghdad. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : World-Maps for Finding the Direction and ...
Éditeur : Brill
Date d'édition : 1999
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Reprint.
Description du livre BRILL, 1999. Paperback. État : NEW. 9789004259874 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. N° de réf. du libraire HTANDREE0504870
Description du livre see description. État : New. This item might Printed on Demand, please check. ISBN: 9789004259874. Publisher : BRILL. Author : David King. Publication date: 01-Jan-1999. Binding: Paperback. Number of pages: 670. N° de réf. du libraire HGB-12787
Description du livre Brill Academic Pub, 1999. Paperback. État : New. Reprint. 20.32 x 26.67 cm. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. N° de réf. du libraire MM-21581209
Description du livre Brill Academic Pub, 2014. Paperback. État : Brand New. reprint edition. 638 pages. 10.50x8.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk9004259872
Description du livre Brill Academic Pub, 1999. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 9004259872