Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Greaves 42 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Greaves Collection


1 copy of Nuzhat al-mushtāq fī ikhtirāq al-āfāq by Idrīsī, ca. 1100-1166

vol. I [defective at beg.

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 477
[UAM. 884]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 242 ff


Origin: 8th century AH; 14th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of John Greaves, d. 1652 and Thomas Greaves, d. 1676.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1678.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (31 illustrations)

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