Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4077 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Persian history of Europe


1 copy of Dunyā-yi naw by Captain Jonathan Scott

Brief, yet valuable history of Europe based largely on English sources; defective at end

Having viewed the work Ḥadīqat al-aqālīm, Captain Jonathan Scott (spelled variously in text)—described as foremost in his knowledge of European history—was requested by the present writer to compile his recollections, from which appropriate excerpts (iqtibāsī-'i shāyistah) were selected and translated into Persian

Translator not identified

The dates 1196/1782 are described as current (aknūn) at the time of writing

Concludes with a short account of the earliest English settlements at Surat under the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Jahangir

Account ends abruptly without date or colophon

Watermark on blue interleaf paper: rampant leopard holding an escutcheon with the initial L, below is the legend FLORIAN

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 20 ff. (ff. 304r-324r)
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 225 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; India


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