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Map of the world (engraving)

XIR154933 Map of the world (engraving) by Al-Idrisi or Edrisi, Abu Muhammad (c.1100-64) (after); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; ( copied by Dr William Vincent (1735-1815) for his book about the voyage, from India to Susa, made by Nearchus (c.360-300 BC), Alexander the Great's admiral; Al Idrisi was the most famous Arab geographer and cartographer of the 12th century and settled in Palermo at the court of King Roger II (c.1095-1154) of Sicily; he produced a world map ('Kitab Rujar or Roger's Book) and later an enlarged version of the maps for Roger's son, William I (1120-66) known as the Little Idrisi'; none of the original manuscripts have survived and the versions extant at Cairo, Paris and Oxford are all copies of the Little Idrisi';); Spanish, out of copyright

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