King's Pote 109 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: The editor was the author's brother. The author died in 1094/1683.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: Marshall (Mughals, p.105) describes this as "an extremely rare general history of the world".
22 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Bad. Scribe: Anonymous.
Inserted into the flyleaves: a note in English, which reads: Mirat i-Jahan Numa by Muḥammad Baqā Sahārānpūrī.
Marbled paper on suede with a suede spine and corners. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 30 × 21.2 × 6 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 150.
Provenance and Acquisition
The "Pote Collection" arrived in England from India in 1790 and was divided between the Colleges of Eton and King's, Cambridge, with the first half alphabetically going to King's. Both halves of the collection are now housed in Cambridge University Library on permanent loan. Most if not all of the manuscripts had previously been owned by Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri Polier (1741–1795).
Gift of Edward Ephraim Pote (d.1832) in 1788.
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Funding of Cataloguing
King's College Cambridge