• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 12259

    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT – Koran, in Arabic. [Ottoman Turkey:] Dated in colophon: 23 Ramadan 1210 A.H. (i.e. 1795).

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT – Koran, in Arabic. [Ottoman Turkey:] Dated in colophon: 23 Ramadan 1210 A.H. (i.e. 1795).

    8° (165 x 105 mm). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER, signed ‘Ali ‘Almi Al-Asbatni. 301 leaves, text in black and red inks, 15 lines per page, sectional headings in white ink against burnished gold, with floral designs in various colors, writing area approximately 110 x 60 mm in frame of burnished gold and hairlines of black and red, marginal ornaments in burnished gold and various colors, scattered marginal notations in red or black. Later Islamic binding of dark-brown calf, borders roll-tooled in gilt around single panels on both covers, with centrally gilt-stamped arabesques and corner ornaments, all containing raised designs which have been painted red, with additional decoration composed of small floral dots, fore-edge flap similarly decorated with arabesque and corner ornaments, fore-edge spine decorated with gilt floral dots, text-block spine with gilt double-fillet border (fore-edge flap and text-block spine restored with original pieces laid down).


    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