Estakhri

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For places in Iran, see Estakhri, Iran.
Al-Istakhri
Died 957 CE
Era Islamic Golden Age
Region Islamic civilization
School/tradition Balkhi school
Main interests Islamic geography
Estakhri map, from the "Book of roads and kingdoms".
A map by Estakhri from the text Al-aqalim.
A map of the Persian Gulf by Estakhri.

Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Farisi al Istakhri (aka Estakhri, Persian: استخری‎, i.e. from the Iranian city of Estakhr, b. - d. 957 AD [346AH][1]) was a Persian medieval geographer in medieval Islam in the 10th century.

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It was Estakhri who created the earliest known account of windmills. His Arabic language works included masalik al-mamalik (مسالك الممالك, "Traditions of Countries") and Suwar al-Aqaaleem ( صور الاقاليم, "Shapes of the Climes").

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  1. ^ Mojtahed-Zadeh, Pirous. "The Persian Gulf in the Geographical Views of the Ancient World" In Cartographie Historique du Golfe Persique. Edited by M. Taleghani, D. Silva Couto, & J.-L. Bacque-Grammont. Louvain, Belgium: Diffusion, 2006. 17.