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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 93

    A TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY

    ZAND IRAN, DATED 13 RAMADAN AH 1189/7 NOVEMBER 1775 AD

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    A TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY
    ZAND IRAN, DATED 13 RAMADAN AH 1189/7 NOVEMBER 1775 AD
    Persian manuscript on paper, 44ff. plus two fly-leaves, each with 12ll. elegant black nasta'liq script, words in or overlined in red, gold margins between black rules, opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated heading panel, several small diagrams throughout the text finely drawn in gold, red and black, dated colophon on final folio, later red morocco binding
    Text panel 5 3/8 x 2 ½in. (6.2 x 13.6cm.); folio 7 x 4 ½in. (17.8 x 11.5cm.)


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    Provenance

    The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (579/1311); acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 134