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LJS 412 Four treatises on astrolabes and astronomy.


Four treatises on astrolabes and astronomy.


Other related names

Call number

LJS 412
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206, University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

Alternate identifiers


University of Pennsylvania




Written in Cairo in A.H. Ṣafar 950 (May-June 1453) by ʻAlī al-Riyāḍī al-Munajjim (f. 1r, 10v, 18v, upper cover).
A.H. 950 (1543)


Four treatises on astrolabes and astronomy, the first and fourth treatise are incomplete; the first treatise skips from chapter 22 to chapter 30 (f. 5-6) and the fourth treatise is missing some amount of the beginning, the first complete section is "taṣtīḥ dāʼirat al-ufuq" (f. 14r).



18 leaves : 226 x 149 (172 x 90) mm bound to 228 x 154 mm


Paper, 18; 1¹⁸; no foliation marked on leaves.




Marbled paper in bright yellow, blue, pink, and green with title and date in black ink on front cover; bound as a pamphlet.


  • Written in 27 long lines; no catchwords.
  • Decoration

    9 astronomical diagrams (f. 14v, 15r, 16r-18v) in red and black ink; titles in green ink; significant words or phrases in red or green ink.


  • Written in naskh influenced by nastaʻlīq in black ink; pointed, with titles in a larger naskh in red and green ink; pointed.
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical



    Table of contents



    Front cover
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    fol. 1v
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    Section: Risa?lah fi?'l-'amal bil-kurah, f. 1v

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    fol. 2v
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    fol. 3v
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    fol. 4v
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    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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    fol. 8r
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    fol. 8v
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    fol. 9r
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    fol. 9v
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    fol. 10r
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    fol. 10v
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    fol. 11r
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    Section: Risa?lat kaifi?ya?t al-ars?a?d, f. 11r

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    Section: Al-?amal bi'l-ist?irla?b, f. 12v

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    fol. 14r
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    fol. 14v
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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 14v

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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 15r

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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 16r

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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 16v

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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 17r

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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 17v

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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 18r

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    Decoration: Diagram, f. 18v

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    Back cover
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    No spine
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