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LJS 400 - Qūshjī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, -1474 or 1475 - [Sharḥ-i Zīj Gūrgānī]
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Author:
Qūshjī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, -1474 or 1475.
Title:
[Sharḥ-i Zīj Gūrgānī] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Iran], A.H. 899 (1493-1494)
Physical description:
409 leaves : paper ; 177 x 128 (111 x 72) mm. bound to 177 x 138 mm.
Language(s):
Persian.
Biographical / Organizational History:
Third chief astronomer of the observatory in Samarqand.
Summary:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Subject:
Ulugh Beg, 1394-1449. Zīj-i jadīd-i Sultānī.
Astronomy - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Commentaries.
Diagrams.
Manuscripts, Persian - 15th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Notes:
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