King's Pote 77 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Friday, 23 Jumādā II, 1004 / 23 Feb 1596 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The final folio (with this date) is a replacement.
Note concerning work: History of India from the Muḥammadan conquest to the fortieth year of Akbar’s reign (1004/1595-6).
18 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: the seal of Polier (1181).
Plain brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Condition: Damage to the spine (the headband is loose and in need of repair). Dimensions: 23 × 15.5 × 7.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 144+.
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