King's Pote 89 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
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.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Neat. Scribe: Anonymous.
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.
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