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    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    NIZAM AL-DIN 'ABD AL-'ALI AL-BIRJANDI (D. 1526 AD): A MANUAL ON ASTRONOMY

    QAJAR IRAN, DATED AH 1265/1848-49 AD

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    NIZAM AL-DIN 'ABD AL-'ALI AL-BIRJANDI (D. 1526 AD): A MANUAL ON ASTRONOMY
    QAJAR IRAN, DATED AH 1265/1848-49 AD
    Comprising various chapters on the planets, on observational instruments, Persian manuscript on paper, 99ff. plus two fly-leaves, each with 17ll. of fine black nasta'liq script, words and phrases in red, gold margins between black rules, blue outer rule, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illuminated heading panel and illuminated margins, several tables in black and red, occasional small diagrams, end of penultimate section with dated colophon, red morocco binding, red paper covered doublures
    Text panel 6 ¼ x 3 ½in. (15.7 x 9cm.); folio 8 ¼ x 6in. (21 x 15.2cm.)


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