Mukhtaṣar fī ṣanʿat baʿḍ al-ālāt al-raṣadīyah wa-al-ʿamal bihā مختصر في صنعة بعض الآلات الرصدية والعمل بها Birjandī, ʻAbd al-ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn برجندي، عبد العلي بن محمد بن حسين and Risālat mukhtaṣarah shāmilah kayfīyat inshāʾ al-jadwal wa-istikhrāj aʿmālihi رسالة مختصرة شاملة كيفية إنشاء الجدول واستخراج أعماله

IO Islamic 4419

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The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. iii+106+ii. It was created in 18 Ramadan 1066-2 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1066. It was written in Arabic, Persian and Farsi. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Two treatises on the construction and use of astronomical instruments.

The manuscript was copied at Hyderabad Deccan in 1066/1656 for Qubād ibn ‘Abd al-Jalīl al-Ḥārithī al-Badakhshī (قباد بن عبد الجليل الحارثي البدخشي, d. 1083/1672-3), later known by the honorific title Diyānat Khān (ديانت خان, see f. 59v, lines 22-23 and Qubād's note in the margin of f. 18v in which he refers to himself as 'the owner of these folios' [مالك هذه الأوراق]). The text was copied by ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Nahī (? عبد الكريم النهي, see f. 59v, lines 18-23). The diagrams and tables were copied by Qubād ibn ‘Abd al-Jalīl himself (see his note on f. 1r and f. 59v, lines 22-24).

Contents:

1) Birjandī (برجندي), Mukhtaṣar fī ṣanʿat baʿḍ al-ālāt al-raṣadīyah wa-al-ʿamal bihā (مختصر في صنعة بعض الآلات الرصدية والعمل بها, ff. 1r-59v);

2) Risālat mukhtaṣarah shāmilah kayfīyat inshāʾ al-jadwal wa-istikhrāj aʿmālihi (رسالة مختصرة شاملة كيفية إنشاء الجدول واستخراج أعماله, ff. 68r-77r, 61r-67r, 79v-106r).

Extent and format
Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. iii+106+ii
Physical characteristics

Material: Eastern laid paper

Dimensions: 265 x 60 mm leaf [185 x 95 mm written]

Foliation: Eastern Arabic foliation in black ink visible on some folios at front of volume; India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Library foliation in pencil; midquire marks

Ruling: Misṭarah ; 25 lines per page; vertical spacing 15 lines per 10 cm

Script: Naskh ; the scribe is ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Nahī (? عبد الكريم النهي, see f. 59v, lines 18-21)

Ink: Black ink, with rubricated headings and abjad numerals; diagrams and tables in black and red ink

Decoration: None

Binding: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. half-leather binding

Condition: Severe insect damage; silk netting applied to ff. 1, 2, 6 and 106; large tidemark at head, smaller tidemark at tail

Marginalia: Few

Seals: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Library stamp (with date 30 October 1928, f. iii-r [third front flyleaf])

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Arabic, Persian and Farsi in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript

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British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IO Islamic 4419

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Date(s)
18 Ramadan 1066-2 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1066 (AH, Hijri qamari)
Context of creation

Hyderabad Deccan

Provenance
  • Qubād ibn ‘Abd al-Jalīl al-Ḥārithī al-Badakhshī (قباد بن عبد الجليل الحارثي البدخشي, d. 1083/1672-3), also known by the honorific title Diyānat Khān (ديانت خان): his inscription with date Shawwāl 1066/July-August 1656, written at Hyderabad Deccan (f. 1r); his note with date 1066/1655-6, written at Hyderabad Deccan (f. 18v); his collation note with date 15 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1066/25 August 1656, written at Hyderabad Deccan (f. 59v); his collation note with date 26 Ramadan 1066/8 July 1656 (f. 77r);
  • Sulṭān Muḥammad Ṣafavī (سلطان محمد صفوى): his inscription with date 1221/1806-7 (f.1r).

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Mukhtaṣar fī ṣanʿat baʿḍ al-ālāt al-raṣadīyah wa-al-ʿamal bihā مختصر في صنعة بعض الآلات الرصدية والعمل بها Birjandī, ʻAbd al-ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn برجندي، عبد العلي بن محمد بن حسين and Risālat mukhtaṣarah shāmilah kayfīyat inshāʾ al-jadwal wa-istikhrāj aʿmālihi رسالة مختصرة شاملة كيفية إنشاء الجدول واستخراج أعماله, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, IO Islamic 4419, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/node/9522> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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