EAST IS WEST: (Above) the world according to Al-Sharif Al Idrisi Al Qurtubi (1099-1166), from Nuzhat al-Mushtaq fi Ikhtiraq al-Afaq (The delight of him who desires to journey through the climates); and (right) River Nile according to Ibn Hawqal (943-969), from the author's revision of Al-Istakhri's Kitab al-masalik wa al-mamalik (Book of Routes and Kingdoms)

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