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Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Ayyas al-Misri (d. 1523/4 AD), Kitab ‘ajaib al-akhbar li-khutat misr al-amsar (a historical and geographical work on Egypt), copied by the author, Egypt, dated 925 AH/1519 AD
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Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Ayyas al-Misri (d. 1523/4 AD), Kitab ‘ajaib al-akhbar li-khutat misr al-amsar (a historical and geographical work on Egypt), copied by the author, Egypt, dated 925 AH/1519 AD
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Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Ayyas al-Misri (d. 1523/4 AD), Kitab ‘ajaib al-akhbar li-khutat misr al-amsar (a historical and geographical work on Egypt), copied by the author, Egypt, dated 925 AH/1519 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 103 leaves, 19 lines to the page written in a scholar's hand in black ink, keywords picked out in red, catchwords, some marginal notes, f.54b with a full-page map of Egypt, the Delta, Nile and towns and cities inbetween, later red leather binding, with flap 
30.5 by 21.4cm.
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The present historical and geographical work on Egypt lists its previous nations and their kings, emirs, sultans and caliphs. Moreover it describes its mosques, temples and churches, the Pyramids and the Sphinx. The introduction dedicates the work to the Ottoman Sultan Selim I (r.1512-20) after his conquest of Egypt by his son Suleyman, and states that he relied on Maqrizi’s celebrated work on Egypt. See Brockelmann, GAL, S II, 910.

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