Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 210 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Rawz̤at al-Anwār.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 24 Ramaḍān 1194 / 23 Sep 1780 Scribe: Muḥammad ʿĀlam محمد عالم .

Colophon further notes: Colophon supplied on final page which is unruled and in another hand.


Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.620-621, p.623a,v and p.885a,i [BL Add 18113, etc]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 45 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.8 × 11.2 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13.5 × 6.4 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


The first and last pages are not in main hand (they were added later).


14 lines per page.

Ruled in black-outline gold apart from first folio in another hand which is ruled in red and last folio (with colophon) which is not ruled. Catchwords.


Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Muḥammad ʿĀlam محمد عالم.


Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 20.1 × 11.4 × 1.4 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 479.


Origin: 24 Ramaḍān 1194 AH; 23 Sep 1780 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


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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