Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3787 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Anderson Collection

Astrolabes and astronomy


Collection of works on astrolabes and astronomy

1. ff. 1-33

Manual on the use of astrolabes, with details on astronomy and mathematics, organised into 50 bāb, but lacking a preface, title, or the author's name

The work may be identical with the Irshād of Nāṣir al-Dīn Ḥaydar ibn Muḥammad Shīrāzī

Language(s): Persian
2. ff. 23v-29r

Commentary on Nasir al-Din Tusi's treatise on the astrolabe, the Bīst bāb

Language(s): Persian
3. ff. 118-132

Treatise on astrology, beginning abruptly without preface, and not stating the title or author's name

Dated Jum. II 1107/1696

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 132 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 206 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 17th-18th centuries CE ; India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/24_f047r


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