Fawā’id al-Jamālī fī uṣūl al-handasah فوائد الجمالي في أصول الهندسة Samarqandī, Muḥammad ibn Ashraf سمرقندي، محمد بن أشرف

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The record is made up of Ff. 117v-133v. It was created in 1605-1610. It was written in Arabic, Farsi and Persian. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Persian translation of a treatise on geometry, the Ashkāl al-ta’sīs (أشكال التأسيس) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ashraf al-Ḥusaynī al-Samarqandī (شمس الدين محمد بن أشرف الحسيني السمرقندي, d. 1302; see f. 118v, line 7). The translation was made by Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Qiwām al-Qāḍī al-Wālishtānī known as Maḥmūd al-Harawī al-Hay’awī (محمود بن محمد بن محمد بن قوام القاضي الوالشتاني known as محمود الهروي الهيئوي, fl. c. 1435; see ff. 118r, lines 16-17), and dedicated to Jamāl al-Dīn Sulṭān Ḥusayn (جمال الدين سلطان حسين; see f. 119r, lines 4-6).

All thirty-five propositions of the Ashkāl al-ta’sī s are commented upon, but the copy is defective at the end, finishing abruptly in proposition thirty-five.

The text is followed by notes in Arabic on geometrical terminology (f. 134r) and a bio-bibliographical note in Arabic on al-Sharīf ‘Alī ibn Muḥammad al-Jurjānī (d. 1413; f. 135r).

Begins (f. 117v, line 2):

حمد بی حد وثنأ بی منتها وسپاس بى قياس كه قدم شهوار ...

Ends (f. 133v, lines 16-17):

سطح ح ط متساوي سطح ح ع است چنانچه در لد گذشت وسطح ح ع

مثل سطح ح ر است چه متمان (؟) متساويا ٮٮد (؟) سطح ح ط متساوي سطح حر باشد (؟) سطح

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1605-1610 (CE, Gregorian)

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  • Storey, Charles Ambrose, Persian Literature: A Bio-Bibliographical Survey , vol. 2, pt. 1 (London: Luzac & Co., 1958), pp. 7 and 9

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Fawā’id al-Jamālī fī uṣūl al-handasah فوائد الجمالي في أصول الهندسة Samarqandī, Muḥammad ibn Ashraf سمرقندي، محمد بن أشرف, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Add MS 23570, ff 117v-133v, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023431932.0x00000e> [accessed 21 November 2019]

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