Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3919 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Akbarnamah, daftar 1, part 1


1 copy of Akbarnāmah by Shaykh Abū al-Faẓl ibn Shaykh Mubārak Nāgawrī

Official regnal chronicle for the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar

Comprises part 1 of the first daftar only

Rubrication omitted throughout

Defective at both ends, last 2 folios (ff. 276-7) modern replacements

Folios disarranged, as many catchwords have disappeared

Not dated

Volume not identified as Akbarnāmah by W. Irvine, hence the inscription on a flyleaf, "History of the House of Timur. Presented for Mr W. Irvine by Moulvi Nur Mahomad, Amīr of Chunar, thro' G. Jasper Nicholls. Benares 12/3/92 "

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 277 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 220 × 155 mm.


Poor nastaʿlīq




Origin: 1700 - 1800 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine


William Irvine

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/6_f085r


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