A colophon at the end of the manuscript reads:
"This copy of the Aja'ib al-Makhluqat was completed during the reign of Sri Maharaj Dehraj Sawai Pratap Singh Bahadur ... in the city of Dara al-Amn, Jaipur, under the direction of Fayyaz-i Zaman, Qadi Shaykh Muhammad Ranthaburi who has the pride to act as Mustawfi (Chief Administrator) for His Excellence Maharaj Dehraj for Sahib Raja,... the Protector of the Shari'a, who has the honour of the administration of Sawai Madhupur and Ranthaburi Castle,..."
A classic in its own right, the manuscript was translated into Persian and Arabic multiple times and influenced later Islamic works on cosmology and geography with its style and language. The present copy is a rare example from Rajasthan with complete information of its date, provenance and patron. Of other copies of Aja'ib in the British Library and Museum, only one copy, completed in 1441, probably in Shiraz, contains these illustrations (see N. Titley, Miniatures from Persian Manuscripts in the British Library and the British Museum, London, 1976, no.238).
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