al-Maqrīzī, Taqi al-Dīn Abu-l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad b.ʿAlī al-ʿUbaydī
al-Sulūk li-Maʿrifat duwal al-Mulūk
السلوك لمعرفة دول الملوك
Volume 3; Folios 291 (+vi); Number of lines per page 27; Leaf height 270 mm; Leaf width 182 mm
الجزء الثالث; صفحات (+6) 291; عدد السطور في الصفحة 27; طول الصفحة 270 ملم; عرض الصفحة 182 ملم
Leaf height 270 mm; Leaf width 182 mm
- Text Area
- Number of folios
Crimson leather with a full-cover themed decoration (stamped turanj and two pendants, and stamped center-pieces painted in gold with vegetal themed crimson decoration) , and decorated envelope flap tucked under the upper cover. The inside of the covers are crimson leather and stamped with a turanj as well.
The folio f.1a has an illuminated rectangular panel executed in gold, brown, light-blue, luminous orange, and dark blue which has an upper cartouche that contains the title of the book, and a central rosette (surrounded by four center-pieces) which contains the author’s name. There is roundel to the left of the titelpiece, and light-blue and gold decoration above it. Not very extensive use of the margins contain: few correction notes; few commentary notes, and announcements of the topics discussed in the main text. Sometimes, the sentences in the main text are completed in the margins. There are some blank spaces in the main text. The mistara is clear in the entire manuscript. There are two poetry verses on an empty folio at the end of the manuscript.
- Ownership Statement
Stamp of the library of Sultan Ahmet III (f.1a). TKSM stamp on f.1a.
No colophon but there is is a note says that this manuscript was copied from an older manuscript which was directly copied from the author’s autograph (f.291a).
Black ink with red rubrication and overlining. Red dots and inverted commas around poetry hemistichs.
- Writing material
- Bibliographic Info
Collection and Call number
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III (Sultanahmet Kütüphanesi) - A. 2928/3
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III
- Current classmark
- Alternate Classmark
There is an old call number of the manuscript “Tārīkh 149?” on an unnumbered folio at the beginning of the codex.
نسخت في القرن الخامس عشر الميلادي
Copied in the 15th century CE