18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
A MANUAL ON ASTRONOMY
OTTOMAN TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
The first treatise on quadrants, possibly titled Risala hidayat al-muluk, Ottoman Turkish manuscript on paper, 21ff. plus two modern fly-leaves, each folio with 23ll. of black cursive script or large tables or diagrams in red and black, including two large diagrams of quadrant and three of spherical projections, the first treatise misbound, with catchwords, copious marginal notes, in modern stamped binding
Folio 7 ¾ x 5 ½in. (19.6 x 14cm.)
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