Awḍaḥ al-masālik ilà maʻrifat al-buldān wa al-mamālik, [993, i.e. 1585].
اوضح المسالك الى معرفة البلدان والممالك، [993ه, 1585م].
|Main Author:||Sipahizade Mehmet bin Ali, d. 1588 or 9.|
|Other Authors:||Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918,|
> Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918
> Early works to 1800.
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Geography > Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Headpieces (layout features) > 16th century.
Title from rubricated inscription on opening leaf (p.3) and inscription on 'title page' (p.7).
Binding: Leather bound codex with tooling on upper and lower covers as well as envelope flap; gold paint on medalions.
Script: Text written in naskh script with black ink.
Decoration: Titles and place names in red and gold ink. Central text on each page is framed in simple blue and gold border. Initial page features an elaborite design in blue, gold, orange, and green paint. Incidental maps and diagrams in margins are usually executed in blue ink. Map of Mediterranean world laid in page 22. A single page of notes with diagram depicting the kaʻbah as the center of the world along with many notes is laid into this codex.
Origin: Possibly author's working copy, with many notes in marginalia. This copy finished 993/1585.
Former owners' marks on 'title page' (p.7) include several seal impressions (mainly oval) and obscured statements ; oval seal impressions on incipit page (p.8).
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