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LJS 400 - Qūshjī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, -1474 or 1475 - [Sharḥ-i Zīj Gūrgānī]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 400 - Qūshjī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, -1474 or 1475 - [Sharḥ-i Zīj Gūrgānī]
Qūshjī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, -1474 or 1475.
[Sharḥ-i Zīj Gūrgānī] [manuscript].
[Iran], A.H. 899 (1493-1494)
Physical description:
409 leaves : paper ; 177 x 128 (111 x 72) mm. bound to 177 x 138 mm.
Commentary on the Zīj Gūrgānī, also known as the Zīj-i jadīd-i Sultānī, which comprised tables of calendar calculations, trigonometry, planets, and stars compiled from observations made at the observatory in Samarqand, completed in 1447. The tables themselves are not included.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Paper, 409 + i; 41 gatherings, alternating between 8 and 12 leaves, with 1 extra leaf added to the last gathering; [1-409], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.
Layout: Written in 15 long lines.
Script: Written in a naskh script.
Decoration: Numerous diagrams in red ink; selected words and phrases in red.
Binding: Contemporary morocco with flap, blind-stamped medallions on covers and flap.
Origin: Written in Persia, now Iran, in A.H. 899 (1493-1494, colophon, f. 409r).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 400.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 400
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