A Qur’an signed by him and dated 1146 AH/1733 AD is illustrated in Derman 2010 (59th Qur’an, now in a Private collection); another one dated 1157 AH/1744 AD is in the Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul (Derman 1998, p.84), and a prayer book dated 1140 AH/1727 AD was sold in these rooms 8 October 2014, lot 56. The scribe also designed the inscriptions at the Atif Efendi Library in Vefa, the Imperial Cannon Foundry and the Nuruosmaniye Mosque.
Mufradat, (alphabetical) exercises started to be common from the seventeenth century onwards and were used to introduce students to Arabic and the rules of calligraphy. Yahya ibn Osman was renowned for his attention to the hareke (vocalisation signs which facilitate reading) which are carefully inscribed in each table of this Mufradat.
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