Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 828

Title:

[Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve fazle ve's-semt ...etc.,1238, i.e. 1822].[كفاية الوقت لمعرفت الدائر وفضله والسمت ...الخ,1238ه, 1822م].

Author:

Mustafa bin Ali,Muvakkit,d. 1571.مصطفى بن على,موقت.

Place/Date of Production:

[1822].

Size:

60 leaves :paper ;160 x 111 (119 x 63) mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of two treatises by Muvakkit Mustafa b. Ali (d.1571), timekeeper in the mosque of Sultan Selim II (r.1566-1574), the first on the use of the almucantar or bridged quadrant (rubʻ al-muqanṭarāt) in 12 bābs and the second on the use of the sine quadrant (rubʻ mujayyab) in 22 bābs (compare his Vafiyetü’l-evkat and Rub-i müceyyeb).

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on front flyleaf (p.1):كتاب المقنطراتTitle from rubricated heading at opening (p.4):هذا رسالۀ مقنطره لسليمىTitle from rubricated heading at opening of second work (p.44):هذا رسالۀ جيب آفاقىKifāyat al-waqt li-maʻrifat al-dāʼir wa-faḍlih wa-al-samtKifayetü'l-vakt li-ma'rifeti'd-dair ve fazli'd-dair ve's-semtرسالۀ جيب آفاقىRisale-yi ceyb-i âfakîRisâle-i ceyb-i afâkîRub-i müceyyebVafiyetü’l-evkatطريق اسهل جيب ارتفاعTarik-i eshel-i ceyb-i irtifaṬarīq asʻhal jayb irtifāʻ

Subject(s):

Astronomy--Turkey--Early works to 1800.
Quadrants (Astronomical instruments)--Early works to 1800.
Horology--Early works to 1800.
Time measurements--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Ottoman Turkish.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from opening matter of first work (p.4) and rubricated heading at opening of second work (p.44).

Incipit:

[Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve fazle ve's-semt] "الحمد لله الذى جعل على البحر الاحضر [الاخضر] الفلك قناطير المقطنراة ... وبعد بو افقر عباد الله مصطفى بن على الموقت بالجامع الحاقانى السليمو ... وبو رسالۀ كفاية الوقت لمعرفت الدائر وفضله والسمت برله تسميه ايلدم ..." ; [Risale-yi ceyb-i afaki] "الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة والسلام على سيدنا محمد واله وصحبه اجمعين آلات ارتفاعيه دن ربع الدائرى تصبير ... آلت ارتفاعينك جيب طرفنده اولان دوائر وخطوطك بياننده دير قوس الارتفاع ..."

Explicit:

[Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve fazle ve's-semt] "سمت قبله يه مطابق اولدى قبله دخى قوس ارتفاعك طرفنه واقع اولدى" ; [Risale-yi ceyb-i afaki] "صويه وارنجه درنلكى سكزبجق زراع اولدى وقس على هذا تمت م"

Colophon:

[Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve fazle ve's-semt] "Scribal," triangular, reads "تمت رسالۀ مقنطره سنه ١٢٣٨ فى ٢٨ م يوم الاثنين"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

1. p.4-p.42 : Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve fazle ve's-semt / Mustafa bin Ali Muvakkit.
2. p.43 : [blank].
3. p.44-p.114 : Risale-yi ceyb-i âfakî/ Mustafa bin Ali Muvakkit.
4. p.115-p.117 : Tarik-i eshel-i ceyb-i irtifa.

Physical Details:
Collation:

4 V(40), VI (52), IV (60) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (skips two pages between pp.59-60).

Layout:

Written in 15 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; mainly one clear, Turkish hand ; partially but irregularly seriffed with effect of tilt to the left, quite rounded with curvilinear descenders, many open counters, pointing (for two and three dots) in strokes rather than distinct dots ; incipit page of second work (p.44) in a different hand.

Decoration:

Keywords, section headings and symbols rubricated ; written area surrounded by red rule-border.

Support:

European laid paper of two types ; opening type (appears toward close of volume as well) with 9 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 30 mm. apart (vertical), and watermark of a bird on a pedestal (see p.6, 16, 20, 28, 30, 31, etc.), thin and transluscent though sturdy, well-burnished to glossy ; next type with 7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 32 mm. apart (vertical), and watermarks including crescent (visible in p.54, 58, 62, 64, 86, etc.) and "S" (visible in p.84, 100, etc.).

Binding:

Pasteboards (very thin, only a few layers) now covered in printed laid paper (in blue-green) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; doublures (board linings) in splendid block-printed paper with floral and fruit motifs (carnations, etc.) in dark blue, red, yellow and green ; sewn in black thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in black and cream, fairly good condition ; overall in somewhat poor condition with signficant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of paper, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.42, transcription of opening work completed 27 Muḥarram 1238 [ca. 14 October 1822]. Transcription of second work and addendum likely completed around the same time.

Ownership and History:

Inscription in pencil on opening leaf (p.1) identifying contents "Turkish. On parallel circles. By Muṣṭafā ibn ʻAlī" ; another inscription in pink pencil on opening leaf (p.1) identifying contents "كتاب المقنطرات باللغة التركية لمصطفى بن على الموقت بالجامع السلطان سليم" and followed by inventory mark or book price ; another inventory mark in red pencil and inscription in black ink also on opening leaf (p.1) ; fairly clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

رسالۀ جيب آفاقىRisale-yi ceyb-i âfakîRisâle-i ceyb-i afâkîRub-i müceyyebVafiyetü’l-evkatطريق اسهل جيب ارتفاعTarik-i eshel-i ceyb-i irtifaṬarīq asʻhal jayb irtifāʻ

Scribe(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

In Collection:

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

References:

Brit. Mus. Cat. Turkish MSS.,p.121King, D. A Survey of the scientific manuscripts in the Egyptian National Library. (Winona Lake, 1986),no.H10

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Posted by evyn on October 27, 2010
Tags: Fully Catalogued, Tracy W. McGregor Collection, Turkish MSS

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