NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D.1274 AD), MUKHTASAR FI MA’RIFAT AL-TAQWIM WA ‘ALAM AL TANJIM, ON THE CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY, COPIED BY ‘ALI B. MUHAMMED B. ‘ALI, KNOWN AS AL-SHARIF AL-JURJANI, CENTRAL ASIA, 15TH CENTURY
NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D.1274 AD), MUKHTASAR FI MA’RIFAT AL-TAQWIM WA ‘ALAM AL TANJIM, ON THE CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY, COPIED BY ‘ALI B. MUHAMMED B. ‘ALI, KNOWN AS AL-SHARIF AL-JURJANI, CENTRAL ASIA, 15TH CENTURY
NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D.1274 AD), MUKHTASAR FI MA’RIFAT AL-TAQWIM WA ‘ALAM AL TANJIM, ON THE CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY, COPIED BY ‘ALI B. MUHAMMED B. ‘ALI, KNOWN AS AL-SHARIF AL-JURJANI, CENTRAL ASIA, 15TH CENTURY
NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D.1274 AD), MUKHTASAR FI MA’RIFAT AL-TAQWIM WA ‘ALAM AL TANJIM, ON THE CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY, COPIED BY ‘ALI B. MUHAMMED B. ‘ALI, KNOWN AS AL-SHARIF AL-JURJANI, CENTRAL ASIA, 15TH CENTURY
NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D.1274 AD), MUKHTASAR FI MA’RIFAT AL-TAQWIM WA ‘ALAM AL TANJIM, ON THE CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY, COPIED BY ‘ALI B. MUHAMMED B. ‘ALI, KNOWN AS AL-SHARIF AL-JURJANI, CENTRAL ASIA, 15TH CENTURY
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NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D.1274 AD), MUKHTASAR FI MA’RIFAT AL-TAQWIM WA ‘ALAM AL TANJIM, ON THE CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY, COPIED BY ‘ALI B. MUHAMMED B. ‘ALI, KNOWN AS AL-SHARIF AL-JURJANI, CENTRAL ASIA, 15TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D.1274 AD), MUKHTASAR FI MA’RIFAT AL-TAQWIM WA ‘ALAM AL TANJIM, ON THE CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY, COPIED BY ‘ALI B. MUHAMMED B. ‘ALI, KNOWN AS AL-SHARIF AL-JURJANI, CENTRAL ASIA, 15TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:6,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

NASIR AL-DIN AL-TUSI (D.1274 AD), MUKHTASAR FI MA’RIFAT AL-TAQWIM WA ‘ALAM AL TANJIM, ON THE CALENDAR AND ASTRONOMY, COPIED BY ‘ALI B. MUHAMMED B. ‘ALI, KNOWN AS AL-SHARIF AL-JURJANI, CENTRAL ASIA, 15TH CENTURY


Arabic and Persian manuscript on cream paper, 55 leaves, plus 1 fly-leaf, some pages coloured in orange or pink, 15 lines to the page written in black naskh, important words written in red or blue, f.1b with the bismillah written in blue, green and orange, ff.55b with the colophon written in red, some ownership stamps, in brown leather binding decorated with cut out interlacing scrolls


18.3 by 12.5cm.

Condition Report

The margins with minor restorations, some stains and later annotations, some rubbing, the date of the colophon rubbed and illegible, minor traces of moulds, as viewed.


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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The manuscript is an abridgement of the Ma’rifat al-taqwim wa ‘alam al tanjim, a treatise on the calendar and astronomy by Nasir al-Din Tusi. See also Brockelmann, GAL, I. 670 and S., I. 924.

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