Ibn Mahfuf

Next in order of fame comes 'Abd Allah ibn Mahfuf al-Munadjdjim, known as the 'Astrologer' (i.e. the geomancer) who died before 1265 leaving a work entitled Muthallathat Ibn Mahfuf fi'-l-raml3 (and sometimes called Risalat rami).4 A manuscript of this work bearing Berber glosses has found its way to the Berlin Library,5 and it is from this manuscript that the Berber equivalent of each of the geomantic figures has been derived for the present Appendix V. Connected with the treatise by 'Abd Allah ibn Mahfuf may be the Latin translation Astrologia Terrestris attributed to Ali ben 'Umar which was translated from Arabic into Italian and German.6

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