Ibn ʿArabshāh, Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh
ʿAjāʾib al-Maqdūr fī Nawāʾib Tīmūr
عجائب المقدور في نوائب تيمور
صفحات (+1) 216; عدد السطور في الصفحة 17; طول الصفحة 208 ملم; عرض الصفحة 154 ملم
Folios 216(+i); Number of lines per page 17; Leaf height 208 mm; Leaf width 154 mm
Leaf height 208 mm; Leaf width 154 mm
- Text Area
- Number of folios
Dark brown leather decorated by small tools of geometrical shapes (gold-tooled) and a frame, and decorated envelope flap tucked under the upper cover. There are two stubs in the inside of the covers which are brown leather decorated by vegetal shapes.
The folio f.1a has an illuminated rectangular panel executed in gold, red, brown, pink, and blue which has an upper cartouche that contains the title of the book, a central rosette which has Ex-libris of the library of (al-maqarr al-makhdūmī al-Qaḍāʾī al-Kamālī) Muḥammad (sibṭ al-marḥūm shaykh al-Islām) Burhān al-Dīn al-Bāʿūnī al-Shāfiʿī (surrounded by four small medallions) , a lower cartouche which has the author’s name (f.1a). Next to the authors name, someone added in black ink the words “raḥmahu allah taʿālā”. The Kurras number is written on the top left side of the recto side (quinion gathering). Margins contain: few correction notes. Completion of sentences in the margins. Consistent use of catchwords. The copyist kept the visualization of the Uygur letters in f.204b, and the chess board visualization in which the names of the chess pieces are written in black and green (f.199a). The Catch-title is written on the edges of the work.
- Ownership Statement
Ex-libris of the library of (al-maqarr al-makhdūmī al-Qaḍāʾī al-Kamālī) Muḥammad (sibṭ al-marḥūm shaykh al-Islām) Burhān al-Dīn al-Bāʿūnī al-Shāfiʿī (f.1a). Stamp of the library of Sultan Ahmet III (f.1a). TKSM stamp on f.1a.
Colophon dated 878 AH by al-Nāsikh al-Ṭarabulsī (f.207b). There is a note next to the colophon which says that the author of the book has reviewed this manuscript, therefore it is a correct one (f.215b, f.216a).
Consistent use of catchwords
Black ink. Red rubrication and overlining, and red inverted commas around poetry hemistichs and red dots to denote sajʿ.
- Writing material
Some of them are tinted in light brown
- Bibliographic Info
Collection and Call number
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III (Sultanahmet Kütüphanesi) - A. 3051
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III
- Current classmark
- Alternate Classmark
There is an old call number of the manuscript on f.1a “Tārīkh 261”.
و كان الفراغ من هذه النسخه في شهر ربيع الأول سنة ثمان و سبعون و ثمان مايه (878 هجرية)