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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 86

    SIX SCIENTIFIC MANUALS

    OTTOMAN TURKEY AND QAJAR IRAN, 17TH-19TH CENTURY

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    SIX SCIENTIFIC MANUALS
    OTTOMAN TURKEY AND QAJAR IRAN, 17TH-19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a 17th century Ottoman medical manuscript in Arabic, 74ff., signed Mir 'Atifi bin Husam Jala'i, incomplete at beginning, followed by later treatises, in cloth covered binding; 19th century Ottoman astronomical tables, 43ff., in gilt brown morocco binding; 19th century Qajar medical treatise in Arabic, 89ff., dated AH 1246, in soft brown morocco binding; a Qajar astronomical treatise in Persian, 73ff., with tables and diagrams, in original soft stamped morocco binding; small and fine Qajar tables in pink paper binding; and large Qajar tables with illustrations of the Zodiac in Persian, 18ff., opening folio with interesting illustrated diagram, without binding


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    Provenance

    17th century Ottoman medical manual: acquired Phillip's, 26 June 1986, lot 19
    Qajar medical manual: The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (792/1189) ; acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 141/7
    Qajar astronomical tables: acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 138/5