A COMPILATION OF TEXTS BY DIFFERENT AUTHORS ON VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING OTTOMAN ADMINISTRATION, QUR’ANIC TEXTS AND POETRY, WITH TWO CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISES COPIED BY DERVISH MUSTAFA VIZEVI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
A COMPILATION OF TEXTS BY DIFFERENT AUTHORS ON VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING OTTOMAN ADMINISTRATION, QUR’ANIC TEXTS AND POETRY, WITH TWO CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISES COPIED BY DERVISH MUSTAFA VIZEVI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
A COMPILATION OF TEXTS BY DIFFERENT AUTHORS ON VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING OTTOMAN ADMINISTRATION, QUR’ANIC TEXTS AND POETRY, WITH TWO CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISES COPIED BY DERVISH MUSTAFA VIZEVI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
A COMPILATION OF TEXTS BY DIFFERENT AUTHORS ON VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING OTTOMAN ADMINISTRATION, QUR’ANIC TEXTS AND POETRY, WITH TWO CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISES COPIED BY DERVISH MUSTAFA VIZEVI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
A COMPILATION OF TEXTS BY DIFFERENT AUTHORS ON VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING OTTOMAN ADMINISTRATION, QUR’ANIC TEXTS AND POETRY, WITH TWO CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISES COPIED BY DERVISH MUSTAFA VIZEVI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
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A COMPILATION OF TEXTS BY DIFFERENT AUTHORS ON VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING OTTOMAN ADMINISTRATION, QUR’ANIC TEXTS AND POETRY, WITH TWO CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISES COPIED BY DERVISH MUSTAFA VIZEVI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

A COMPILATION OF TEXTS BY DIFFERENT AUTHORS ON VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING OTTOMAN ADMINISTRATION, QUR’ANIC TEXTS AND POETRY, WITH TWO CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISES COPIED BY DERVISH MUSTAFA VIZEVI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Sold:10,000GBP

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A COMPILATION OF TEXTS BY DIFFERENT AUTHORS ON VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING OTTOMAN ADMINISTRATION, QUR’ANIC TEXTS AND POETRY, WITH TWO CALLIGRAPHIC EXERCISES COPIED BY DERVISH MUSTAFA VIZEVI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY


Ottoman Turkish, Arabic and Persian manuscript on gold speckled paper, 166 leaves plus 8 fly-leaves, approx. 20 lines to the page written in black naskh and nasta’liq, ruled in gold and black, 2 calligraphic panels, in green gilt leather binding, with flap


19 by 10.8cm.

Condition Report

The margins clean, some losses and rubbing, minor stains, as viewed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

This compendium of different texts was assembled in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. The first section includes a compilation of reports and petitions sent by Dervish Mustafa mostly to the imperial administration in Istanbul. The earliest is dated 12 Shawwal 1126 AH (21 October 1714 AD) while he was serving in an unknown capacity in Inegöl. The latest is dated 15 Muharram 1147 AH (17 June 1734 AD) while he was serving as qadi in Ahyuli (Pomorie in Bulgaria). Most of the reports and petitions, however, date from his period as qadi of Eğriboz (Chalcis on Euboea (Evia) in the years 1143-44 AH. He also appears to have served as a secretary (katib) in Manisa. There are also two calligraphic exercises signed by Dervish Mustafa al-Vizevi and copied in 1146 AH/1733-34 AD and 1147 AH/1734-35 AD. Dervish Mustafa Vizevi was an official in the Ottoman administration who held various posts in the first half of the eighteenth century. Judging by the two calligraphic specimens, he was also a highly accomplished calligrapher. It is possible that he is to be identified with the Mustafa Vizevi who is recorded as having come from a distinguished family of judges and who studied taliq with Arif Efendi. He is said to have died in c.1737-38 and was buried in Edirnekapi (see Müstakimzade Süleyman Sadeddin Efendi, Tuhfe-i Hattatin, ed. İbnülemin Mahmud Kemal İnal (Istanbul, 1928), p.746).


Also included in the compendium: a poetic translation of the Forty Hadith by Okucuzade Mehmed Shahi's (d.1630). A lexicon of words giving Turkish, Arabic and Persian equivalents. Some verses from Sa'di's Gulistan, as well as a copy of a letter by the Shaykh al-Islam Mirzazade Sheykh Mehmed Efendi to Nevshehirli Damad Ibrahim Pasha (murdered in 1730) on the occasion of the return of the latter to Edirne following a campaign. A selection of Qur'anic verses including 3:154, 17:82, 48:29, followed by a note saying that they were written by Mustafa the mufti in Vize, known as Kara Mufti, and giving his son Dervish Mustafa permission to write them as a cure for headaches and various illnesses; some letters from Tevfik Efendi, the na’ib (deputy) of Rodosçuk (Tekirdağ) to a patron dated 1168 AH/1754-55 AD; and some prayers on the authority of al-Ghazali.

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