Ibn al-Shiḥna, Muḥibb al-Dīn Abu-l-Faḍl Muḥammad b. Muḥammad
Rawḍat al-Manāẓir fī ʿIlm al-Awāʾil wa-l-Awākhir
روضة المناظر في علم الأوائل والأواخر
Folios f.1a-f.91b; Number of lines per page 29; Leaf height 270 mm; Leaf width 183 mm
صفحات 1أ-91ب; عدد السطور في الصفحة 29; طول الصفحة 270 ملم; عرض الصفحة 183 ملم
Leaf height 270 mm; Leaf width 183 mm
- Text Area
- Number of folios
Dark brown leather decorated by small tools of geometrical shapes (gold-tooled) and a frame, and gold-tooled decorated envelope flap tucked under the upper cover. The inside of the covers are white papers. The flyleaves are modern watermarked papers.
The title is written in black in squared shape (f.1a). In a majmūʿ which also contains the work of “Juwār al-Akhyār fī Dār al-Qarār” of Ibn Abī Ḥajla, and some sayings of ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib. Naskh script. The mistara is clear throughout the manuscript. Very extensive use of the margins which contain: several correction notes throughout the manuscript (and there is a muqābalah note which says that this manuscript was compared to a copy which has been reviewed by the author). Completion of sentences in the margins. There is a note on f.158a about the birth and death dates of the judge Zakī al-Dīn (al-Mīdūmī?) (839-873 AH). There is no tashkīl on the poetry verses after f.154b (unlike the earlier ones), and the ink is slightly different, but the handwriting is not different. Ownership statement in f.1a of Ibrahīm (al-Marqadī?). The Catch-title is written on the edges of the codex.
- Ownership Statement
Ownership statement in f.1a of Ibrahīm (al-Marqadī?). Stamp (most probably of Sultan Ahmet) (f.1a). TKSM stamp on f.1a.
Rawḍat al-Manāẓir ends on f.91b with the unnamed colophon of (most probably) the original work i.e. 838 AH. Colophon of ʿAlī b. ʿAlī (al-Dalāṣī?) al-Shāfiʿī in 865 AH on the work of “Juwār al-Akhyār fī Dār al-Qarār” f.158a. However, he is probably the copyist of the first work as well.
Consistent use of catchwords
Black ink (the last folios are written by faded-out black ink). Red rubrication and overlining, and red inverted commas around poetry hemistichs (except for the last third of the manuscript).
- Writing material
- Bibliographic Info
Collection and Call number
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III (Sultanahmet Kütüphanesi) - A. 2902
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III
- Current classmark
- Alternate Classmark
There is an old call number of the manuscript on f.1a “Tārīkh 84”.
نسخت على الأغلب في النصف الثاني من القرن الخامس عشر الميلادي
Most probably it was copied in the second half of the 15th century (CE)