Figure 1: First page of the Arabic manuscript of Kitab fi al-Jadari wa-‘l-Hasaba. Source: The Leiden University Library.
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Figure 1: World map of seas and oceans. A continuous body of water encircles the Earth covering 71% of the Earth's surface and divided into a number of principal areas: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern.
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Figure 1: 15th-16th century manuscript of Divan-e Shamse Tabrizi depicting Shamse Tabrizi playing chess with a young Persian prince. (Source). The Diwan-e Kabir (Great Work) or Diwan-e Šams-e Tabrizi (The Works of Shams of Tabriz) is a major writing of Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi , (d. 1273).
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The painting Lady Mary Wortley Montagu with her son, Edward Wortley Montagu, and attendants attributed to Jean Baptiste Vanmour (oil on canvas, circa 1717). © National Portrait Gallery, London: NPG 3924.
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Figure 1: Two views of the frontispice of the first edition of the Latin translation of Ibn al-Haytham's Book of Optics: Opticae Thesaurus...Libri Septem, nunc primùm editi. Eiusdem liber De Crepusculis & Nubium ascensionibus. Item Vitellonis...Libri X. Omnes instaurati, figuris illustrati & aucti, adjectis etiam in Alhazenum commentariis, a Federico Risnero. Basel: Episcopius, 1572. (Source 1 - Source 2).
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Figure 1: Front cover of Islamic Gardens and Landscapes by Dr Fairchild Ruggles.
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Figure 1. Early Umayyad coins, 691/692CE.
Figure 2. Umayyad coins, 693CE.
Figure 3. Umayyad coins, 697CE.
Figure 1: Early Abbasid Dinar, AH135/AD752-53.
Figure 2: Abbasid Dinar, Struck under Al-Ma'mun, AH 207/AD 822.
Figure 3: Late Abbasid coin, 1160.