Book/Printed MaterialSuwar al
سور الكواكب. Text is an excellent authority on Arabic names for the stars and constellations; includes depictions of celestial constellations. Persian note before beginning of text claims that this book written in 820 H , but the note probably dates from the 18th century when the book was rebound.
- Contributor: Ṣūfī, ʻabd Al-Raḥmān Ibn ʻumar
- Date: 1417
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