Isl. Ms. 824


Risālah fī al-asṭurlāb,[17th or 18th century?].رسالة في الاسطرلاب,[قرن 17 يا 18م؟].


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Place/Date of Production:

[16-- or 17--?].


6 leaves :paper ;210 x 155 mm.


Acephalous, fragmentary copy of a treatise on the astrolabe, appearing to mainly comprise a Faṣl-i shishum dar maʻrifat-i khuṭūṭ.

Other Title(s):

رساله در معرفت اسطرلابفصل ششم در معرفة خطوطدر خطوط کشیده اسطرلاب


Astrolabes--Early works to 1800.
Astronomy--Islamic Empire--Early works to 1800.
Astronomy, Arab--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. fragment.
Title from waqf statement (appearing on pp.1, 5 and 7).


"که هم ظل اقدام ... هم ظل اصابع بیداکنیم ..."


"و بدین طریق رساله ختم شد خطوط كشيده اسطرلاب تم تم تم"


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Physical Details:

Six leaves (three bifolia), likely constituting a quaternion or quinion lacking two or more leaves ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 28-30 lines per page.


Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; compact Turkish hand in a medium to bold line ; serifless with effect of inclination to the right and of words descending to baseline, elongation and contrasting thickness of horizontal strokes, pointing in strokes or conjoined dots.


Overlining in red ; some symbols of table rubricated, also ruled in red (see pp.9-10).


European laid paper with 6 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), three crescents watermark (perpendicular to chains, 87 mm. long, see pp.6, 7, etc.) and initials under trefoil countermark (see p.2), thick, sturdy and well-burnished ; some staining and tide lines.


Unbound gathering ; once sewn in two stations, threads now lost ; staining and tears.

Former Shelfmarks:

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Lacks dated colophon ; paper, hand, etc. may suggest mid to late 17th or early 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Waqf statement (with catch title) appears at head of pp.1, 5, and 7 ; otherwise fairly clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

Meyerhof, Max, 1874-1945, former owner.

In Collection:

Tracy W. McGregor Collection of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Mathematical and Astronomical Manuscripts.

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Posted by evyn on October 6, 2010
Tags: Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS, Tracy W. McGregor Collection

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H. Mottaghi on paragraph 12:

The orginal bigining of this book:
سپاس بيقياس مالک الملکي را که اطباق سموات سبع شمه ای از آثار قدرت اوست
فهرست نسخه هاي خطي کتابخانه مجلس شوراي اسلامي: جلد 20
صفحه 313
the seam this Mss but there is also untitle and anunims athour!

March 2, 2012 5:44 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 15:

باب اول: در اعمال ام
باب دوم: در عمل صفايح
باب سوم: در عمل عنکبوت
and 3rd bab you can see in this mss in p.6

March 2, 2012 5:46 pm

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