King's Pote 200 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
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.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in single red. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
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.
Two tones of brown leather, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 18.3 × 11.3 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 470.
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
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