This transcription is based on Paris, BnF, ar. 6688 (= P) and has been compared with alternative versions of the same text preserved in Damascus, Maktabat al-Asad al-waṭaniyya, 9354 (= D) (1.1–2.3 only, heavily damaged) and in the Book of Curiosities (2.1–2.8 only, cf. Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith, An Eleventh-Century Egyptian Guide to the Universe. The Book of Curiosities, Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2014, text on Arabic pp. 70–77). Spelling guidelines established by the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus have been followed throughout.