• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 145

    A MANUAL ON HISTORY

    NORTH AFRICA, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MANUAL ON HISTORY
    NORTH AFRICA, 15TH CENTURY
    Starting with the Prophet Hud and ending with the reign of the Almohad ruler Al-Hasan al-Sa'id bin Ya'qub al-Mansur, on history, Arabic manuscript on European watermarked paper, 150ff., each folio with 29ll. of sepia maghribi script, titles in larger sepia, pink or green script, with occasional marginal notes, catchwords, paginated in pencil, opening folio lacking, in stamped and tooled red morocco binding with flap
    Folio 11 5/8 x 8in. (29.5 x 20.5cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    This manuscript opens on a paragraph on Prophet Hud who was 'the first to speak Arabic (awwal man takallama bi al-lisan al-'arabi)'. It then mentions a large number of biblical and historical figures such as Shaddad bin 'Ad, the Arabian king of Iram, Nuh (Noah), Ibn 'Abbas, Abu Bakr, Harun al-Rashid, and a number of Abbasid caliphs. It ends with the Almohad ruler Ya'qub al-Mansur (r. 1184-1199).

    Special Notice

    No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.