Scattering stars like dust...
Aboû Moḥammad al-Qâsim ibn ʿAlî al-Ḥarîrî,
Maqâmât, 13th century.
MS Arab 3929. Paris, Bnf.
Automatic castle clock of al-Jazari
14th century copy
An astronomer observing the passing of a comet
in the sky of Istanbul with a quadrant, 1577.
Mustafa Ali, Nusratnāme.
Istanbul, Library of the Topkapi Museum.