London, South Kensington
9 October 2009
AN OTTOMAN PRAYERBOOK WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF MECCA AND MEDINA, WRITTEN BY MUSTAFA AL-JABI, TURKEY, DATED 1100AH/1688AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 101ff. with 11l. of neat black naskh, with gold roundels, heading on gold, arranged within gold border, 2 pages of diagrams, bifolium with illustrations of Mecca and Medina, opening bifolium with illuminated header and text on gilt cloud bands, card binding with tooled medallions - 6 7/8 x 4 1/2in (17.5 x 11.3cm)
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