Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 830

Title:

[Vafiyetü'l-evkat ve Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve'l-fazle ve's-semt,1211, i.e. 1796 or 1797 and 1204, i.e. 1790].[وفاية الاوقات و كفاية الوقت لمعرفة الدائر والفضله والسمت,1211ه, 1796 او 1797م و 1204ه, 1790م].

Author:

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

Place/Date of Production:

[Istanbul?,1796 or 1797 and 1790].

Size:

50 leaves :paper ;177 x 118 (125 x 70) 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 sine quadrant (rubʻ mujayyab) in 22 bābs and the second on the use of the almucantar or bridged quadrant (rubʻ al-muqanṭarāt) in 12 bābs.

Other Title(s):

Vâfîyetü'l-evkâtWāfiyat al-awqātKifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve'l-fazle ve's-semtكفاية الواقت لمعرفة الدائر والفضله والسمتKifayetü'l-vakt li-ma'rifeti'd-dair ve fazli'd-dair ve's-semtKifāyat al-waqt li-maʻrifat al-dāʼir wa-faḍlih wa-al-samt

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 opening matter of second work (p.74).

Incipit:

[Vafiyetü'l-evkat] "الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد سيد الاولين والاخرين وعلى سائر الانبياء والمرسلين وعلى اله وصحبه اجمعين اما بعد بو عبد ضعيف المحتاج الى رحمة ربه الغفور مصطفى بن على الموقت بجامع الحاقانى السليمى ... ايدر ديلدمكه ربع مجيب ديمكله متعارف اولان الات رصديه ايجنده افاقى اولوب ... وبو رساله يه وافية الاوقات تسميه ايلدم ..." ; [Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve'l-fazle ve's-semt] "الحمد لله الذى جعل البحر الاخضر الفلك قناطير المقطنرات ... وبعد بو احقر عباد الله مصطفى بن على الموقت بجامع الحاقانى السليمى ... وبو رساله يي كفاية الوقت لمعرفة الدائر والفضله والسمت برله تسميه ايدم ..."

Explicit:

[Vafiyetü'l-evkat] "صونيه وارنجه در يكلوكى سكز زراع اولمش اولدر" ; [Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve'l-fazle ve's-semt] "در قوس ارتفاع اوزرينه وضع ايلدك بو تقدير جه حيط سمت قبله يه مطابق اولدى قبله دحى قوس ارتفاعك طرفنه واقع اولدى"

Colophon:

[Vafiyetü'l-evkat] "قد تم هذه الرسالة عن يد عبد الضعيف المحتاج الى رحمة ربه الغفور محمد بن عبد الرحمن الخطيب فى جامع ايا صوفيه غفر الله له ولوالديه واحسن اليهما واليه لسنه احدى عشر ومائتين والف م" ; [Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve'l-fazle ve's-semt] "تمت الرسالة بعون الله تعالى تماما فى ۱۸ ب سنه ۱۲٠٤ قد تم هذه الرسالة عن يد عبد الضعيف المحتاج الى رحمة ربه الغفور محمد بن عبد الرحمن الملقب بطار زاده غفر الله له ولوالديه واحسن اليهما واليه"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

1. p.4-p.65 : Vafiyetü'l-evkat / Mustafa bin Ali Muvakkit.
2. p.66-p.73 : [blank, with pp.67-70 representing two paginated inserts].
3. p.74-p.102 : Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve'l-fazle ve's-semt / Mustafa bin Ali Muvakkit.
4. p.103-104 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

VI (12), V (22), 2 VI(46), II (50) ; several senions with quaternion and binion ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).

Layout:

Written in 17 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; elegant Turkish hand ; serifless with slight inclination to the right and effect of words descending to baseline, elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing (for two and three dots) in strokes rather than distinct dots.

Decoration:

Keywords and section headings rubricated ; overlining in red.

Support:

European laid paper with 12 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 21 mm. apart (vertical), and watermark of lion with "A" visible underneath (see p.12,13, etc., face and tail visible in p.10,16, etc.), well-burnished to glossy, cream in color, thin and transluscent though sturdy.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (mainly in blue, salmon (orange) and white) with spine and edges/turn-ins in red leather (framed binding) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in pale blue laid paper ; sewn in pale yellow thread, two stations ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of paper, small for text block, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Two scraps with listing of numerical values of the Arabic letters according to abjad (paginated pp.67-70).

Former Shelfmarks:

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

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.65, opening work copied by Mehmet bin Abdürrahman, khaṭīb in the Ayasofya Camii, with transcription completed in 1211 [1796 or 7]. As appears in colophon on p.101-102, transcription for second work executed by the same copyist (Darzade Mehmet bin Abdurrahman) and completed 18 Rajab 1204 [April 1790].

Ownership and History:

Possible former inventory marks "Rıza 5" and "K.24" along with inscription "Turkish. On Astronomy. Mustafa bin Ali" on upper board lining ; on verso of opening leaf (p.2), ownership / purchase [?] statement in name of Nasîbzade Abdürrahman (نصيب زاده السيد عبد الرحمن ) who acquired the book from the copyist Darzade Mehmet Efendi ( طار زاده محمد افندى ) accompanied by circular seal impression (possibly dated 1221 [1806 or 7]) ; occasional marginal correction ; childish scribbles at opening and close of codex.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

Kifayetü'l-vakit li-marifeti'd-dair ve'l-fazle ve's-semtكفاية الواقت لمعرفة الدائر والفضله والسمتKifayetü'l-vakt li-ma'rifeti'd-dair ve fazli'd-dair ve's-semtKifāyat al-waqt li-maʻrifat al-dāʼir wa-faḍlih wa-al-samt

Scribe(s):

07 Darzade Mehmet bin Abdürrahman, fl. 1796, scribe. 07 طار زاده محمد بن عبد الرحمن, ناسخ.

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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