Catalog Record: Risālah fī al-asṭurlāb, [17th or 18th century | HathiTrust Digital Library

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Risālah fī al-asṭurlāb,
[17th or 18th century?].

رسالة في الاسطرلاب, [قرن 17 يا 18م؟].

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Related Names: Meyerhof, Max 1874-1945, former owner.
Language(s): Persian
Published: [16-- or 17--?].
Subjects: Manuscripts, Persian > Manuscripts, Persian / Michigan > Manuscripts, Persian / Michigan / Ann Arbor.
Astronomy, Arab > Astronomy, Arab / Early works to 1800.
Astronomy > Astronomy / Islamic Empire > Astronomy / Islamic Empire / Early works to 1800.
Astrolabes > Astrolabes / Early works to 1800.
Note: Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Isl. Ms. 824
Origin: Lacks dated colophon ; paper, hand, etc. may suggest mid to late 17th or early 18th century.
Binding: Unbound gathering ; once sewn in two stations, threads now lost ; staining and tears.
Support: European laid paper with 6 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), three crescents watermark (perpendicular to chains, 87 mm. long, see pp.6, 7, etc.) and initials under trefoil countermark (see p.2), thick, sturdy and well-burnished ; some staining and tide lines.
Decoration: Overlining in red ; some symbols of table rubricated, also ruled in red (see pp.9-10).
Script: Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; compact Turkish hand in a medium to bold line ; serifless with effect of inclination to the right and of words descending to baseline, elongation and contrasting thickness of horizontal strokes, pointing in strokes or conjoined dots.
Layout: Written in 28-30 lines per page.
Collation: Six leaves (three bifolia), likely constituting a quaternion or quinion lacking two or more leaves ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.
Explicit: "و بدین طریق رساله ختم شد خطوط كشيده اسطرلاب تم تم تم"
Incipit: "که هم ظل اقدام ... هم ظل اصابع بیداکنیم ..."
Title from waqf statement (appearing on pp.1, 5 and 7).
Ms. fragment.
Waqf statement (with catch title) appears at head of pp.1, 5, and 7 ; otherwise fairly clean copy.
Physical Description: 6 leaves : paper ; 210 x 155 mm.
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