King's Pote 80(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: 10 Rabīʿ I year 28 of Aurangshah (i.e. Aurangzeb), i.e. c.1096 / c.1685 Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Ff.58-93 versos are written on the diagonal. 80(1) and 80(2) are bound separately but given the same number, 80, in the Pote series. However the Polier numbers on the covers are different: 154 and 195.
Note concerning work: The history of Shīr Shāh, written by order of the Emperor Akbar in 987/1579.
18 lines per page.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.93v: a seal alongside the colophon.
Signs of collation.
Plain leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: "C. TAYLOR"). Dimensions: 26.8 × 16.5 × 2 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 154.
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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