Kitab Surat al-Ard

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KITĀB SŪRAT AL-ARḌ

(before 900 A.D.)

A book of astronomical tables found in al-Battānī's work. Part of an Arabic translation (now lost) of the Geography of Ptolemy.

Ed.: Al-Battānī, Opus Astronomicum ed. C.A. Nallino III, 234-241.

T.: MC 555 v A: 1


Longitude Latitude
Kūnīn (= Kūsh) above Miṣr 62° 36°
Kūnīn (= Kūsh) the interior, beyond the Equator 50° 12°
Sūwād (Sūwān?) of the Ḥabasha 65° 22° 30'
Kusūmī (=Auxuma, Aksum) the town of the King of Kush 65° 11°
Madīnat al-Tīb (the city of the spices) 82° 40° 30’
Dunqula the city of the Nubians 63° 14° 15'