Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 231 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: A religious versified work in Persian and Turkish. It can be a semi-translation of Khāvar'nāmah of Ibn Ḥisām Khusafī, mainly because its incipit is quite similar to the incipit of Khāvar'nāmah.
Language(s): Persian and Turkish


Author: Anonymous
Incipit: هذا کتاب خاورزمین. بسمله. ابتداء قلّام به نام ذوالجلال / اول کریم اول رحیم بی‌زوال
Explicit: … گیردی شهرهٔ لشکر اسلامیان / گتدی مالک ایوینه اندر زمان ||

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, regular thickness; rubricated titles; final and central folios rebound.
Extent: 132 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 22 × 16.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 9.5 cm.


17 lines per page


Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular

Additions: Explanatory notes in marginalia. Rectangular stamp: خدارحم .


Simple pasteboard, 16 × 17 cm, front + back cover, double layer pasteboard


Back bone mending by brown leather.


Origin: Unknown place of origin; Muharram 1284 AH; 1868 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated to The Ferdowsi Library by Dr Caro Minasian in 1972.

Record Sources

This record was created based on the information published in: Mir-Ansari, Ali, Catalogue of the Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection), Tehran: Miras-e Maktoob, 2016.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)


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