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The record is made up of Ff. 116v-118r. It was created in 16th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Treatise on the construction and use of compasses for drawing large circles by Abū ‘Alī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham (أبو علي الحسن بن الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم; d. ca 1040).

Begins (f. 116v, lines 2-4):

إن أحد الحيل الهندسية التي تسخ الخادم مولانا الوزير الأمير الأجل أدام الله سلطانه

استخراجها آلة صغير المقدار تجري مجرى البركار نرسم مع صغرها دوائر في غاية

العظم ...

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Ff. 116v-118r
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Arabic in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript item

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British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
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IO Islamic 1270, ff 116v-118r

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16th century (CE, Gregorian)

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  • Sezgin, Fuat, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums , vol. 5 (Leiden: Brill, 1974), p. 358-74
Subjects
Geometry--Early works to 1800
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Alhazen

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Risālah fī barkār al-dawā’ir al-‘iẓām رسالة في بركار الدوائر العظام Alhazen ابن الهيثم, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, IO Islamic 1270, ff 116v-118r, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023697729.0x000010> [accessed 13 December 2019]

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