Mahmud ibn Ishaq al-Shahabi was a much praised pupil of Mir 'Ali and was taken to Bukhara by 'Ubaydallah Khan after the capture of Herat. His recorded works are dated between AH 924/1518-19 AD and AH 993/1585-86 AD (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval-va asar-e khosh-nevisan, vol III., Tehran, 1346, pp.876-880). For a full account of his life see V. Minorsky (tr.), Calligraphers and Painters, Washington, 1959, p. 131.
Another manuscript copied by him was sold in these Rooms, 31 March 2009, lot 42.