Kitāb Arshimīdas fī al-binkāmāt كتاب أرشميدس في البنكامات Archimedes أرشميدس and Ṣan‘at al-zāmir صنعة الزامر Apollonius the carpenter and geometer أبلنيوس النجار الهندسي

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The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. i+25+ii. It was created in 16th century. It was written in Arabic, Farsi and Persian. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Two technical treatises on the design and construction of hydraulic machines.

Contents:

  • 1) Archimedes (أرشميدس), Kitāb Arshimīdas fī al-binkāmāt (كتاب أرشميدس في البنكامات; ff. 2r-21r);
  • 2) Apollonius the carpenter and geometer (أبلنيوس النجار الهندسي), Ṣan‘at al-zāmir (صنعة الزامر; ff. 21r-25v).
Extent and format
Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. i+25+ii
Physical characteristics

Material: Paper

Dimensions: 193 x 136 mm leaf [121 x 56 mm written]

Foliation: British Museum foliation in pencil

Ruling: Misṭarah ; 18 lines per page; vertical spacing 15 lines per 10 cm

Script: Naskh

Ink: Black ink, with rubricated titles and diagrams in red and black

Decoration: Diagrams on ff. 2r, 11r, 12v and 14v beautifully painted

Binding: British Museum binding

Condition: Waterstains, wormholes, foxing, grime, etc

Marginalia: 1 marginal correction (f. 8v) by main scribe

Seals: f. 2r

Written in
Arabic, Farsi and Persian in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript

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Original held at
British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
Access conditions

Unrestricted

Archive reference
Add MS 23391

History of this record

Date(s)
16th century (CE, Gregorian)
Provenance

Ottoman period seal (f. 2r)

Immediate source of acquisition

Purchased from Mrs Taylor, April 1860

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Finding aids

Cureton, William, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo Britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens (London: The British Museum 1846-71), Item 1336, p. 619

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Kitāb Arshimīdas fī al-binkāmāt كتاب أرشميدس في البنكامات Archimedes أرشميدس and Ṣan‘at al-zāmir صنعة الزامر Apollonius the carpenter and geometer أبلنيوس النجار الهندسي, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Add MS 23391, in Qatar Digital Library <http://www.qdl.qa/node/242> [accessed 17 February 2017]

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