al-Maqrīzī, Taqi al-Dīn Abu-l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad b.ʿAlī al-ʿUbaydī
al-Mawāʿiẓ wa-l-Iʿtibār fī Dhikr al-Khiṭaṭ wa-l-Āthār.
المواعظ والاعتبار بذكر الخطط والآثار
Volume 4; Folios 596 (+ii); Number of lines per page 37; Leaf height 255 mm; Leaf width 160 mm
الجزء الرابع; عدد السطور في الصفحة 37; صفحات (+2) 596; طول الصفحة 255 ملم; عرض الصفحة 16 ملم
Leaf height 255 mm; Leaf width 160 mm
- Text Area
185x105 mm (the folios f.1a-f.6a, and f.596b are framed by gold and blue lines, while the rest is framed by red lines).
- Number of folios
crimson leather with full-cover stamped decoration (decorated turanj, pendants, frame, and corner-pieces painted in gold and decorated by crimson vegetal shapes) and decorated envelope flap tucked under the upper cover. The inside of the covers are crimson leather with a turanj, pendants, frame, and corner-pieces painted in light-blue (attached to the first and last folios of the codex).
The comments in the margins are written within an enclosed frame which shows that the frames were added to the book The folio f.1a has well-illuminated titelpiece executed in gold, green, luminous orange, red, and blue (mix of vegetal shapes) which has the title of the book divided between the upper part and lower part, and a central rosette which contains the author’s name. And there are two medallions to the left of the decorated rectangular panel and a half-medallion in the middle. The Folio f.1b has a well-decorated ʿUnwan which contains a ''basmala''. The folio F.596b has a finispiece which consists of a lower well decorated block executed in green, blue, crimson, gold, and black. The text block is darker than the rest of the paper. Margins contain few commentary and correction notes, and highlighting the topics discussed in throughout the manuscript. Consistent use of catchwords. Starts with an index of the topics. There are old numbering in which the total number of folios is 598 and the newer one in which the number of folios is 596.
- Ownership Statement
On an added flyleaf at the beginning of the work, there is an ownership statement of al-Dhahabī in 1078 AH and an unclear stamp. Stamp of the library of Sultan Ahmet III (f.1a). Old TKSM stamp.
Colophon dated 1 Rajab 945 AH
Black ink. Rubrication in red, blue, gold. Inverted commas and three red dots around poetry hemistichs.
- Writing material
- Bibliographic Info
Collection and Call number
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III (Sultanahmet Kütüphanesi) - A. 2946
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III
- Current classmark
- Alternate Classmark
There is an old call number of the manuscript on f.1a “Tārīkh 157” on an added flyleaf at the beginning of the work.
Description of Towns
تم كتاب الخطط للمقريزي في شهر رجب الفرد (الأصم؟) الحرام من سنة خمس و أربعين و تسعماية