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3. Internationalen Künstlersymposiums “Les sentiments IV”














Diwan Lughat at-Turk Abd Masoud


Contemporary interpretation of old manuscripts – Vernissage Issue 308

Contemporary interpretation of old manuscripts


The constellation Taurus + tha map of Granada in spain.

This paintinga was based on the manuscript of Piri Reis, Reis was an Ottoman admiral, geographer and cartographer. He draw maps of the main cities in the Mediterranean  see.

The constellation drawing was inspired from the manuscript Kitab suwar al-kawakib written by Al-Sufi and can be found The Bibliothèque nationale de France, some parts can be found in the museum of Institut du monde arabe in Paris