Manuscript from the Book of Optics

1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions
London, United Kingdom

Re-drawing of a sketch of the human optical system from Ibn al-Haytham’s 'Kitab al-Manazir' or 'Book of Optics'.

Ibn Al Haytham wrote at least 96 books. His most famous book is the 'Book of Optics' which was translated into Latin and became very influential. He laid out completely new ideas about light and vision in this book he wrote between 1011 and 1027, while he was in Egypt.


  • Title: Manuscript from the Book of Optics
  • Type: Eye Sketch Manuscriipt
  • Original Source: Book of Optics

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