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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 166

    A MANUAL ON ASTRONOMY

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

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    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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