Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 113(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Mawāhib-i ʿAlīyah.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Fīrūz ibn ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd فيروز بن عبد الحميد .

Note concerning work: Commentary upon the Qurʾān, composed in 897-9/1492-4. In two volumes, divided after Sūra 18.


Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.9-11 [BL Add. 7602]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.192

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 350 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 38.4 × 25.1 cm.
Dimensions (written): 29.2 × 16.2 cm.
Foliation: Foliated (in a strange way).


27 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with black or blue outer. Red rubrications. Catchwords.


Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Condition: Worming. Dimensions: 39.5 × 26.3 × 6 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 184.


Origin: Undated.

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.

Record Sources


All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript


    Work in multiple volumes bearing the class-marks: 113(1), 113(2).

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge


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