18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,875
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
MANSUR BIN MUHAMMAD BIN AHMAD BIN YUSUF BIN FAQIR ILYAS (FL. 15TH CENTURY): AL-TASHRIH BI AL-TASWIR
SAFAVID IRAN, DATED RAJAB AH 1048/NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1638 AD
Persian manuscript on paper, 37ff. plus four fly-leaves, each with 23ll. of black naskh script, first section with gold, black and red ruled margins, remainder with red ruled margins, headings and occasional words in red, opening pages with marginal notes in diagonal brown nasta'liq script filling the margins, five anatomical drawings in red, black and yellow, lacking a drawing on the skeleton, dated colophon on final page of manuscript, 10ff. of a French printed manual on anatomy bound in at end, no covers
Text panel 7 ½ x 4 3/8in. (19.2 x 11cm.); folio 11 ¾ x 7 ½in. (30 x 18.8cm.)
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For a discussion on this renowned treatise, see lot 91 in this sale.
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