Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 200 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Risāla-i Hayʾat.
ff.418-503
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 16 Rabīʿ I 1146 / 27 Aug 1733 Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: Year 14 of Muḥammad Shāh.

Note concerning work: A treatise on astronomy.

References

Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 II.1 p.56 (1146H)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 86 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 18.2 × 11.1 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15.2 × 7 cm.
Foliation: Foliated (begins at f.418).

Layout

15 lines per page.

Ruled in single red. Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

F.418r (the first): a note explains that the work was originally in Arabic and was translated for Muʿīn al-dīn Pādshāh and given the title al-Risālat al-Muʿīnīya. There is also a seal (Muḥammad ʿAlī... Luṭf Allāh). The manuscript contains numerous diagrams in red ink involving circles, radii and tangents.

Binding

Two tones of brown leather, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 18.3 × 11.3 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 470.

History

Origin: 16 Rabīʿ I 1146 AH; 27 Aug 1733 CE

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

Availability

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

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge


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