Pythagorean theorem. Euclid's geometry expounded. Middle East, 1258. The Pythagorean theorem in a work by al-Tusi. Image taken from Euclid's geometry expounded. Originally published/produced in Middle East, 1258. . Source: Add. 23387, f.28. Language: Arabic.
Photographer: Album / British Library
shaq ibn Hunayn’s Arabic Translation of Euclid’s Elements, AD 1270. Photograph: copyright the trustees of the Chester Beatty Library。
A 13th-century Arabic translation of Euclid’s Elements hits the block at Sotheby’s in London on April 25. It is tagged at £200,000 to £300,000 ($275,400–$413,100).
An early 14th-century copy of Kamal al-Din al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali ibn al-Hasan al-Farisi’s Kitab tanqih al-manazir li dhawi al-absar wa’l-basair (‘The Book of Correction of Optics for those who have Sight and Mind’) penned in Persia goes under the gavel at Sotheby’s in London on April. It is estimated at £250,000 to £350,000 ($344,250–$481,950).