World travel map MIDDLE EAST

World travel map MIDDLE EAST BARTHOLOMEW Scale : 1 : 4,000,000 BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN SUPPORTERS OF MAPS JOHN BARTHOLOMEW & SON LTD EDINBURGH PRINTED AND PUBLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN – 1976 Advertisements

Rare Map of the Arabian Gulf

Road map of the Gulf = [Kharīṭat al-ṭuruq fī al-Khalīj] Author: Hunting Surveys Ltd. (London, England). Cartographic Department.; Shell Markets (Middle East) Ltd. Publisher: London : Hunting Surveys ; [Doha? Qatar] : Shell Markets (Middle East), [1977?] Edition/Format:  Map : English Database: WorldCat Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews – Be the first. Subjects…

Arabic Margin Art!

Originally posted on Alazaat Views:
My favorite book seller has called me few days ago to see his new (historic) collection of Arabic manuscripts and books, it was a leather bag contains couple of tens of different manuscript from different origins, and another five books that are totally handwritten. The subjects of these books and manuscripts were about Islamic…

Secret harmony in Islamic manuscripts

Originally posted on Alazaat Views:
This is a big research that I’m working on, I’m so thrilled to dig more to reveal more and more stories from our own history. Here I’m sharing a piece that amused me, it’s a spread from Ibn al-Nafis book: Compendium of the Canon of Medicine which he wrote around 1240 CE –…

A 27 years of waiting..

Originally posted on Alazaat Views:
As I’m always saying; my first design instructor was Mohie El Deen El Labbad, the late artist, designer and cartoonist–or as he used to describe himself: A bookmaker! I started reading Labbad articles in Majed magazine, at the age of 8 and 9, he had a weekly article about art, design thinking, graphic…

Rare Abbasid Dirham درهم عبّاسي نادر

Abbasid Dirham  A Dirham made of Silver, back to the era of the third Abbasid caliph: Abu Abdallah Muhammad ibn Abdallah al-Mansur ‘Al-Mahdi’, who reigned from 775 AD to his death in 785 AD. This Dirham was struck in Baghdad, 778 AD = 162 AH ************** General Conditions: Very good, few aging marks  Material: Silver…