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LJS 400 - Qūshjī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, -1474 or 1475 - [Sharḥ-i Zīj Gūrgānī]
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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.
Biographical / Organizational History:
Third chief astronomer of the observatory in Samarqand.
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.
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Dec. 2000.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Related names:
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
Ulugh Beg, 1394-1449. Zīj-i jadīd-i Sultānī.
Astronomy - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Persian - 15th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
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).
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 76-77 (LJS 400).
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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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Persian
Century: 15th century
Date: 1493
Genre: Codices
Genre: Commentaries
Genre: Diagrams
Genre: Manuscripts, Persian - 15th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Subject: Astronomy
Subject: Ulugh Beg, 1394-1449
Author: Qūshjī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, -1474 or 1475
Related names: Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner
Page material: Paper