Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4397 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

St Augustine's College Collection

Maqalat al-shu'ara' of Qani' Shirazi


1 copy of Maqālāt al-shuʿarāʾ by Mīr ʿAlī Shīr "Qāniʿ"

Collection of biographical notices for poets of Persian in Sind arranged alphabetically, completed in 1174/1760-1 by Mīr ʿAlī Shīr "Qāniʿ" Shīrāzī Ḥusaynī

Dated: 8 Rajab 1271/1855

Scribe: Vālīdanah (VALYDNH?) Ṣabbāgh

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 164 ff. (+ i)
Dimensions (leaf): 333 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 8 Rajab 1271 AH; 1855 CE ; India, Thatta

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f049r


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