Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.10 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


A work on Geometry and Astronomy.

The work consists of fourteen chapters. In the preface the author states that this is an abridged version of his larger work on the same subject, entitled Muntahá al-idrāk fī taqāsim al-aflāk.

Incipit: الحمد لله حقّ حمده والصلوة على خير خلقه محمد سيّد أصفيايه وخاتم أنبيايه وبعد فإنّ العلماء والحكماء كانوا قبل زماننا هذا متوفرين على جمع العلوم وتأليفها وإيضاحها وتلخيصها إذ كانت أوقاتهم صافيةً عن الشواغل والشوائيب ...
Explicit: ... هذه صورة ذلك الأفلاك القمر
Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 60 ff.




Origin: 1600

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on "E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", and "E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870".


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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge



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