Figure 1. The cover page of Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire.
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Armillary sphere drawn by Ahmed Al-Kirimi. From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika (1732).
Ottoman Statesman on a board of a ship during a ceremony. Image taken from: Kâtib Çelebi, Tuhfat al-kibâr fî asfâr al-bihâr, edited by Idris Bostan. Ankara: Prime Ministry Undersecratariat of Maritime Affairs, 2008.
An Ottoman warship "Göke". Image taken from Tuhfat al-kibâr edited by Idris Bostan (Ankara, 2008).
A world map from of Katib Celebi's Tuhfat Al-Kibar. Image taken from Tuhfat al-kibâr edited by Idris Bostan (Ankara, 2008).
Two maps from Cihannuma, the world atlas by Katib Celebi (published in Istanbul, 1245H/1732) showing respectively Transoxiana and a part of Central Asia and Asia Minor as far east as the Euphrates, shown "upside-down", the map being oriented with south upwards. ©The British Library, MS Or. 80.a.10, p. 347 and p. 629. (Source 1) – (Source 2).
Top: A Venetian "Mavna" ship. Below: An Ottoman "Goke" ship belonging to the Bayezid II reign (1481-1512). Topkapi Palace Museum Library, Revan 1192, fol. 16ba. Image taken from Tuhfat al-kibâr edited by Idris Bostan. Ankara, 2008.
View of world map in Kâtip Çelebi's Kitâb-i Cihân-nümâi, edited by Ibrahim Müteferrika, in Istanbul (1732). (Source).
Celestial sphere from Katip Celebi's The book of Jihannuma.
The five circles show the names of the directions and the winds in various languages. Drawn by Galatali Migirdic. From Katip Celebi's The book of Jihannuma.
Resm-i Iklim-i Avrupa (The Continent of Europe): This map shows the countries and major cities of Europe and important rivers. From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika.
Resm-i Afrika: This map of the African continent in the Book of Jihannuma is done in the manner of Mercator, with the lines of latitude and longitude intersecting at right angles. From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika.
Iklim-i Asya (The Continent of Asia): From Katib Celebi's The book of Jihannuma published by Ibrahim Muteferrika.
Figure 2: Award presented by Dr Anas Al-Shaikh-Ali, Chair of AMSS UK (middle) to Professor Mike Hardy (right), who received it on behalf of the British Council's 'Our Shared Europe' project, and to Professor Salim Al-Hassani (left), who received it on behalf of 1001 Inventions - Muslim Heritage in Our World.
Figure 3: Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of FSTC, giving his award acceptance speech.
Figure 4-5: Two views from the audience.
Sample clearances in the cylinder block. © Joseph Vera.
Water volume calculation. © Joseph Vera.
Slot mechanism converting arc to linear motion. © Joseph Vera.
Water simulated as a virtual spring. Click here to see the animation. © Joseph Vera.
Photorealistic rendering of the "monobloc" pump. © Joseph Vera.