Arab navigation in the Indian Ocean before the coming of the Portuguese being a translation of Kitāb al-Fawāʼid fī uṣūl al-baḥr waʼl-qawāʼid of Aḥmad b. Mājid al-Najdī ; together with an introduction on the history of Arab navigation, notes on the navigational techniques and on the topography of the Indian Ocean and a glossary of navigational terms by G. R. Tibbetts.

By: Aḥmad ibn Mājid al-Saʻdī, active 1462-1498Contributor(s): Tibbetts, G. R. (Gerald Randall)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Arabic Series: Oriental Translation Fund, London. Publications: new ser., v. 42.Publication details: Abingdon, Oxon Routledge 2017Edition: Special Indian editionDescription: xxvi, 614 p., [14 unnumbered pages of maps] ill. 21 cmISBN: 9781138745216Uniform titles: Fawāʼid fī uṣūl ʻilm al-baḥr wa-al-qawāʻid. English Subject(s): Indian Ocean -- Navigation -- Early works to 1800DDC classification: 890/.8 s | 527/.09165
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Includes index. Originally published: London : Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1971 [i.e. 1972]

Bibliography: p. xix-xxvi.

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