Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 30 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Aḥkām al-Nujūm.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Place: Akbarābād Date: Jumādā II, 1047 / Oct-Nov 1637 Scribe: Raḥmat Allāh رحمت الله .

Note concerning work: Astrological work.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 250 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 8.5 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


17 lines per page.

Not ruled.


Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Poor but legible. Scribe: Raḥmat Allāh رحمت الله.


Flyleaf: the seal of Polier (1181).


Red leather, European style. Ochre paper doublures. Dimensions: 23 × 14 × 3.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 3.


Origin: Akbarābād; Jumādā II, 1047 AH; Oct-Nov 1637 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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