Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 89 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tārīkh-i Quṭbshāhī.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Friday, 12 Muḥarram 1199 / 25 Nov 1784 Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: A history of the Quṭbshāhīs of Golconda from the establishment of their power until 1025/1616. Composed in 1026-7/1617-18.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.320-21 [BL Add. 6542]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.747 (1199H)
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.167; p.528

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 257 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.3 × 20.2 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.2 × 11 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.

Layout

15 lines per page.

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

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Neat. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Marbled paper on suede, suede spine, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: horned crown on circle). Dimensions: 22.5 × 20.5 × 3 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 159.

History

Origin: Friday, 12 Muḥarram 1199 AH; 25 Nov 1784 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

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge


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