King's Pote 206 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: The author died in Constantinople.
Colophon details: Date: 1091 / 1680-1 Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: A treatise on astronomy.
17 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: shikasta. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: the seal of ʿIbād Allāh, 1188. The manuscript includes diagrams with circles in red and black. There are marginal notes, which are often illegible due to water damage.
Marbled paper on cardboard with leather spine, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Condition: Very bad condition - severe worm damage and the leather is disintegrating. Dimensions: 26.4 × 16.5 × 1.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 469.
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