Ibn Taghrībirdī, Jamāl al-Dīn Abū al-Maḥāsin Yūsuf al-Atābkī
al-Nujūm al-Zāhira fī Mulūk Miṣr wa-l-Qāhira
النجوم الزاهرة في ملوك مصر والقاهرة
Volume 2; Folios 228 (+ii) : Number of lines per page 25; Leaf height 320 mm; Leaf width 216 mm
الجزء الثاني; صفحات 228 (+2); عدد السطور في الصفحة 25; طول الصفحة 320 ملم; عرض الصفحة 216 ملم
Leaf height 320 mm; Leaf width 216 mm
- Text Area
- Number of folios
Folios 228 (+ii)
Black leather decorated by stamped turanj (and decorated by vegetal shapes), and decorated envelope flap tucked under the upper cover. The inside of the covers contain glued papers decorated in blue, white, and pink.
The mistara is clear throughout the manuscript. Papers are slightly trimmed. The folio f.1a has an illuminated rectangular panel executed in gold, red, (degrees of) brown, and blue which has an upper rectangular that contains the catch-title of the book, a central rosette which has the rest of the title and the author’s name written in not decorated black ink (unlike the upper cartouche). The Kurras number is written on the top left side of the recto side (quinion gathering), and the total number is written on a flyleaf on the beginning of the work (i.e. 23). Almost clean margins contain: very few commentary and correction notes, and (sometimes) the names of the ruler discussed in the text. Completion of sentences in the margins. A note at the end of the book says that this manuscript was copied from the author's autograph f.227a. The main text ends on f.227a while f.228a,b contains a list of the rulers of Egypt mentioned in this volume of the book (ending with a note saying that this is for anybody who is interested in counting them, but you would find the details in the main text) (f.228b).
- Ownership Statement
Ownership statement of Aḥmad b. Fatḥ al-Dīn (al-Rāyid?) (f.1a). Stamp of the library of Sultan Ahmet III (f.1b). TKSM stamp on f.1a.
Consistent use of catchwords
Black ink. (different degrees of) Red rubrication and overlining, and red inverted commas around poetry hemistichs and three red dots to denote the end of sentences (only in the first two folios).
- Writing material
- Bibliographic Info
Collection and Call number
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III (Sultanahmet Kütüphanesi) - A. 2974/2
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III
- Current classmark
- Alternate Classmark
There is an old call number of the manuscript on f.1a “Tārīkh 185”.
القرن الخامس عشر الميلادي