Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4395 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

St Augustine's College Collection

Abu Talib Khan, description of Georgian Britain


1 copy of Surūr afzā by Abū Ṭālib Khān

Mas̲navī describing Abū Ṭālib Khān's travels and observations on Georgian London and other cities of Great Britain before 1220/1805, the year of the author's death

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 29 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 178 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/18_f029r


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