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LJS 434 Taqwīm

Title

Taqwīm

Call number

LJS 434
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Persian

Origin

Written in the Timurid Empire in eastern Persia, now Iran, ca. 1507 (based on date of horoscope diagram, f. 7v).
Date
ca. 1507
Place
Iran?

Summary

Tables of ikhtiyārāt (elections) used in an astrological technique for determining auspicious times for carrying out various activities. Also includes geographical illustrations and diagrams and half of a horoscope diagram for a location in northern Afghanistan dated Friday, 27 Shawwāl 912 (12 March 1507).

Notes

Extent

7 leaves : 216 x 137 (145 x 109) mm. bound to 220 x 144 mm

Foliation

Paper, 7; [1-7]; modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.

Support

Paper

Binding

19th-century morocco.

Layout

  • Text block outlined in ink with vertical margins extended to upper edge of the page.
  • Decoration

    6 colored diagrams (eastern half of a double-page world map, f. 1r; structure and arrangement of seven climatic zones, f. 2v; geographical relationship of various cities to Mecca, f. 3r; rainbow predictions, f. 4v; setting and rising of the moon, f. 5r; half of a double-page horoscope diagram, f. 7v) and 8 decorated tables (ikhtiyārāt for the days of the solar month, f. 1v-2r; ikhtiyārāt for the lunar mansions, f. 3v-4r; ikhtiyārāt for the moon in one of the zodiacal signs, f. 5v-6r); marginal ruling in gold; significant words or numbers in red or green ink.

    Script

  • Written in nastaʻlīq script, with headings in naskh script.
  • Provenance

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    Front cover
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    Inside front cover
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    Flyleaf 1 recto
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    Flyleaf 1 verso
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    Fol. 1r
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    Decoration: Diagram, Eastern half of world map, f. 1r

    Fol. 1v
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    Fol. 2r
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    Fol. 2v
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    Decoration: Diagram, Seven climatic zones, f. 2v

    Fol. 3r
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    Decoration: Diagram, Geographical relationship of various cities to Mecca, f. 3r

    Fol. 3v
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    Fol. 4r
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    Fol. 4v
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    Decoration: Diagram, Rainbow predictions, f. 4v

    Fol. 5r
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    Decoration: Diagram, Setting and rising of the moon, f. 5r

    Fol. 5v
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    Fol. 6r
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    Fol. 6v
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    Fol. 7r
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    Fol. 7v
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    Decoration: Diagram, Half of a horoscope diagram, f. 7v

    Flyleaf 1 recto
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    Flyleaf 1 verso
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    Inside back cover
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    Back cover
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    Spine
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