Ibn ʿArabshāh, Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh
ʿAjāʾib al-Maqdūr fī Nawāʾib Tīmūr
عجائب المقدور في نوائب تيمور
Folios 181 (not numbered); Number of lines per page 17; Leaf height 210 mm; Leaf width 158 mm
صفحات 181; عدد السطور في الصفحة 17; طول الصفحة 210 ملم; عرض الصفحة 158 ملم
Leaf height 210 mm; Leaf width 158 mm
- Text Area
155x110mm (first two pages in gold and blue frame).
- Number of folios
A long poem (3 folio’s) near the end of the manuscript is written in red and black ink alternating per line. The original title page is missing, but its shape can be inferred from the imprint it has left on the first extant page (likely originally f.2a) as consisting of a top cartouche with an internal oval and below that a central circle. The first pages contain very extensive nastaʿlīq commentary and lexical notes, which pops up here and there again later in the manuscript. There are some correction notes throughout as well as some “maṭlab” notes announcing contents. The chessboard layout is found on f.166b and the Uyghur alphabet on f.171a. The colophon dates the manuscript to the start of Rabīʿ I of 841/early September 1437. This very same date is also found on a later copy of this text dated to the 1060s/1650s (Dār al-Kutub Tārīkh Musṭafā Fāḍil 67) which may have been copied from this manuscript.
- Ownership Statement
An ownership note on 181a from the year 869/1464-5 contains the names Aḥmad al-Ḥanafī and Qāsim b. […]. 181b also contains an effaced consultation note. There are stamps of the Dār al-Kutub on folio’s f.1b, f.2a, f.180b and f.181a.
The colophon dates the manuscript to the start of Rabīʿ I of 841/early September 1437.
Missing the title page
Black ink with red rubrication. Red dots and inverted commas for sajʿ and poetry.
- Writing material
Oriental Papers (except the first page of the text (f.1b) has been rewritten on more modern paper).
- Bibliographic Info
Collection and Call number
Dār al-kutub wa-l-wathāʾiq al-qawmiyya - Tārīkh 2274 (دار الكتب و الوثائق القومية المصرية - تاريخ 2274)
Dār al-kutub wa-l-wathāʾiq al-qawmiyya
- Current classmark
- Alternate Classmark
نسخت في ربيع الاول سنة ٨٤١ هجرية