Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 83. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Mirʼāt-i Aḥmadī by ʻAlī Muḥammad Khān, 1700?-

Folio one, recto: Title in Persian in red, probably by original rubricator and stamp recording presentation by John Romer, as on No 82.. Written by the same scribe as Nos 82 (q.v.) and 84; all three are bound uniformly. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 82, q.v. The second portion, covering events from the accession of Muhammad Shah in A.H. 1131/A.D. 1719 to 1174/1761. Scribe: Shiv La'l son of Sundar La'l Nakir? Gujarati born in Ahmadabad, resident in Surat Written for John Romer. So in colophon. Rubrication as in No 82.

Incipit: Incipit, rubric: Saltanat-i hadrat-i firdaus-aramgah Muhammad Rawshan-akhtar
Language(s): Persian.


See RAS Persian 82.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 309
Dimensions (leaf): 11.75 × 8.5 in.


15 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. Shiv La'l


Origin: Surat. 9 April 1819, 13 Jumada II 1234.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by J. Romer.


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