Ibrahim Hakki Erzurumi 1115-1194 H. [1703-80]
Printed in Ottoman Turkish
Istanbul 1310 H.  Âmire Matbaası, Sahafiye-i Osmanîye
16 + 564 p., half leather binding
32.5 x 24 cm
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Price: 1 400 € (excl. VAT)
The famous scientific encyclopedia, published more than half a century after the death of its author, the Turkish Sufi philosopher Ibrahim Hakki Erzurumi (1703-80). The "Marifetname", or "Book of Gnosis", completed in 1756, is a compilation of astronomical, astrological, mathematical, anatomical, psychological, philosophical as well as mystical religious texts.
The work is famous for containing the first treatment of post-Copernican astronomy by a Muslim scholar.
Among the astronomical and geographical illustrations are a world map in two hemispheres, a map of the poles, the lunar phases and diagrams showing the solar system and earth's orbit.