Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 73 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Taʾrīkh al-ʿĀlī fī Silk al-Laʾālī.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 26 Shaʿbān 1199 / 4 Jul 1785 Scribe: Imām Bakhsh امام بخش .

Colophon further notes: (the same scribe penned King's 102).

Note concerning work: A history of the “Mogul” Emperors of Delhi beginning with the accession of Shāh ʿĀlam Bahādur Shāh I in 1119/1707-8.

References

Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.624 (1199H)
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.527

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 120 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.2 × 19.1 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 11.5 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.

Layout

15 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Good. Scribe: Imām Bakhsh امام بخش.

Binding

Marbled paper on suede with a suede spine. European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 23 × 19.5 × 1.7 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 196.

History

Origin: 26 Shaʿbān 1199 AH; 4 Jul 1785 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


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