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Mir Muhammad ibn Burhan al-Din known as Mir Khwand (d.1498), Rawdat al-Safa, Book VI, copied by Muhammed Mu'in ibn Muhammed Shafi' ibn Haji Muhammed al-Katib, dedicated to Mirza Mansur, Persia, Safavid, dated 1073 AH/1662 AD

 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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Mir Muhammad ibn Burhan al-Din known as Mir Khwand (d.1498), Rawdat al-Safa, Book VI, copied by Muhammed Mu'in ibn Muhammed Shafi' ibn Haji Muhammed al-Katib, dedicated to Mirza Mansur, Persia, Safavid, dated 1073 AH/1662 AD

 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Mir Muhammad ibn Burhan al-Din known as Mir Khwand (d.1498), Rawdat al-Safa, Book VI, copied by Muhammed Mu'in ibn Muhammed Shafi' ibn Haji Muhammed al-Katib, dedicated to Mirza Mansur, Persia, Safavid, dated 1073 AH/1662 AD

 
Persian manuscript on paper, 259 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 27 lines to the page, written in nasta'liq in black ink, ruled in red and blue, titles and important sentences in red, f.1b with a gold and polychrome heading decorated with concentric gold spirals, in green binding
38.5 by 25cm.
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Provenance

Christie's London, 25 April 2002, lot 398.
Christie's London, 12 October 2000, lot 224.

Catalogue Note

Divided into eight volumes (the eighth being a geographical index), Rawdat al-safa is a compilation of various histories both in Arabic and Persian. Several seal impressions, all from the nineteenth century, are present. One note identifies the text, correctly, as ‘volume six of Rawdat al-safa and says it was purchased in Qandak in 1297 AH (1879-80 AD). There is a village called Qandak in Khurasan close to the Afghan border.

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