An online manuscript

In the 13th century a book called Kitab Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa Gharaib al-Mawjudat or “The Wonders of Creation” was written by Abu Yahya Zakariya ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud-al-Qazwini, known now as just Al-Qazwini. At the time Iraq was under the Persian empire.

The National Library of Medicine has put a few medical and natural history manuscripts online, including the above manuscript and Hieronymus Brunschwig’s “Liber de Arte Distilland” from 1512. They are available to view here.

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