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LJS 434 Jadāvil-i ikhtiyārāt. / [جداول اختيارات]


Jadāvil-i ikhtiyārāt.
[جداول اختيارات]

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Call number

LJS 434
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206, University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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University of Pennsylvania




Written in the Timurid Empire in eastern Persia, now Iran, ca. 1507 (based on date of horoscope diagram, f. 7v).
approximately A.H. 912 (1507)


Tables 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).



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


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




19th-century light brown leather with faded, gold-tooled frame.


  • Textblock border-ruled in gold 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.


  • Written in nastaʻlīq in black ink; pointed, with headings in naskh script.
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical





    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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