Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3998 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Haft Iqlim, Selections


1 copy of Intikhāb-i haft iqlīm by Fayz̤ Allāh Anṣārī Jawnpūrī "Himmat"

Althernative title: Muntakhab-i haft iqlīm

Althernative title: Ḥālāt-i Jawnpūr

Abridgement of the Timurid or Mughal-period geographical history, Haft iqlīm of Amīn ibn Aḥmad Rāzī, at the request of Lālah Rām Dayāl (the qānūn-gū of Jaunpur), made in regnal year 24 of Emperor Shāh ʿĀlam, 1196/1782

Excerpts, consisting of preface and portion on history of Jaunpur under the Sharqī Sulṭān dynasty

Preface additionally based on another local history, the Mirʾāt al-asrār (author unnamed)

Version of preface differs from another BL copy of the manuscript dedicated to Vajīh al-Dīn ʿAlī Khān (Ethé 727)

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Transcribed by order of G. J. Nicholls, Judge at Farrukhabad, from a manuscript obtained from AgraCopied from an original manuscript belonging to the library of

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 4 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 155 × 255 mm.


Careful nastaʿlīq

. Scribe: ʿAlī Aṣghar of Bhitrī




Origin: 1902 - 1903 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/16_f104r


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