Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI

Lewis O 36 Astronomical charts for Fatḥ-ʻAlī Shāh Qājār.

Title

Astronomical charts for Fatḥ-ʻAlī Shāh Qājār.

Authors

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Call number

Lewis O 36
(Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

Free Library of Philadelphia

Language

Persian

Origin

The item is undated, but likely made in Iran for the reign of Fatḥ-ʻAlī Shah and therefore produced sometime during his reign (1797-1834).
Date
between 1797 and 1834?
Place
Iran

Summary

Astrological tables written for the reign of Fatḥ-ʻAlī Shāh of the Qajar dynasty. The text has been rebound and is missing the end; flyleaves have been remounted and are covered in pen tests.

Notes

Extent

22 leaves : 442 x 300 (367 x 250) mm bound to 450 x 315 mm

Foliation

Modern foliation added in pencil, upper left recto.

Support

Paper

Binding

Rebound in modern olive green boards.

Layout

  • Chiefly grids of varying numbers of columns and rows; 15 long lines on first opening.
  • Decoration

    Dual-page illuminated headpieces in blue, red, orange, and imitation gold on first page-opening (f. 1v-2r); numerous tables in red and black; illuminated tables and decorations around headings (f. 6v, 7r, 8v-22r); rubrications in red.

    Script

  • Written in nastaʻlīq in black ink with headers in thuluth in red and black ink; pointed.
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