Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Sale 67 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Sale Collection


Summary of Contents: One copy of کاتب چلبی Kātib Çelebī's جهاننما Cihānnümā, an Ottoman Turkish geographical work.
Language(s): Ottoman Turkish
Incipit: (folio 1b, lines 1-4) فاتحهٔ خراٸد عالم آرا و سرلوحهٔ خراٸد جهاننما زیور افزون حمد و ثناء ذات اقدس و اعلی مزیّن و مجلّی و دونق بخش صلاة و سلام سلطان ابنیا ایله موشح و مجلّی قلندقدن صکره ضمایر ارباب عرفانه خقی و نهان و کلدر


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 375
Dimensions (leaf): 26 × 15.6 cm.


Single column of 25 lines per page.


Script: Naskh in black ink with red ink for place names, section headings, delineating words/phrases, and overlining. Scribes unknown, but in three different hands: one on folios 1-196, another on folios 197-244, and a third on folios 245-375.


A few blank sections and pages throughout apparently meant to include maps or other illustrations.

  • Title on bottom fore-edge given as جهان‌نمای کاتب جلبی Cihānnümā-yı Kātib Çelebī.
  • Considerable marginalia, especially in the first half of the manuscript.


Origin: Place of composition unknown. Dated 9 Şa‘bān 1138 AH; 12 April 1726 CE.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of George Sale, d. 1736.

Acquired by Thomas Hunt in 1760.

The Radcliffe Library.

Acquired by the Bodleian Library in 1872.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Beeston, A. F. L. (Alfred Felix Landon); Ethé, Hermann, 1844-1917.; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford; at the Clarendon Press 1889-1953


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