التحفة الشاهية في الهيئة.

al-Tuḥfah al-shāhīyah fī al-hayʼah.

Author
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[Iran?], A.H. 960 (1553)
Description
1 online resource (164 leaves) : paper, illustrations

Details

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Scribe
Former owner
Summary note
Treatise on astronomy in four chapters, written for the wazīr Amīr Shāh Muḥammad ibn al-Ṣadr al-Saʻīd Tāj al-Dīn Muʻtazz ibn Ṭāhir (Kashf al-ẓunūn, edition Fluegel, volume 2, pages 229, with the title of each of the four chapters).
Notes
  • Binding: Brown leather covers over pasteboard with black textile spine; thin leather doublure; blind stamped mandorla with gold tooled outline on outside covers with gold tooled pendants, and frame.
  • Decoration: Rubrications in red. Numerous diagrams in red and black (f. 3r, 4v, 7r, 8r-8v, 14r, 22v, 25v, 26v, 31v, 33v, 34v, 35v, 36v, 37v-38v, 40v, 42v, 44r, 52v, 56v-57r, 62v, 65r, 70r, 70v-71v, 73r, 74r-74v, 75v, 79v, 81v, 83v, 87r-87v, 92v-93r [diagram across full opening], 93v, 99r, 101v-102r, 103v, 104v, 106r-107r, 124r, 127r-128r, 133v, 135r, 144v, 147v, 151r-152r, 153r-153v, 159r).
  • Foliation: Modern foliation added in pencil, upper left recto; catchwords every verso, lower left. Some contemporary pagination in Hindu-Arabic numerals in black pen, upper outer corners (1-50 only). References in the record are to the modern foliation.
  • Layout: 19 long lines; frame ruled.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Origin: Copy completed on A.H. 25 Rabīʻ al-Ākhir 960 (20 April 1553) by Ṣ̣adr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Kamāl al-Dīn al-Iṣfahānī (f. 164r).
  • Script: Written in nastaʻlīq; pointed, unvocalized.
  • Title from introduction (f. 2r).
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Arabic.
Provenance
  • Formerly owned by Qāsim al-Īrawānī (owner's note and stamp, f. 1r).
  • Forms part of: Edgar F. Smith Memorial Collection.
Cite as
UPenn Ms. Codex 1900.
OCLC
1083523100
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