Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 3A (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Mavāhib-i ʻalīyah by Kāshifī, Ḥusayn Vāʻiẓ, d. 1504 or 5

This copy covers Sūrahs 1-18:8 and 34:11-18 and is preceded by a copy of a vaqfnāmah of Amīr Shujāʻ al-Millah va al-Dunyā va al-Dīn Sul†ān Uvays, dated 5 Jum I 930 beginning (f 1Bv)

Filiation: Other copies in the India Office Library: I.O. Islamic 2023 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 802 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 1133 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 769 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 2648 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 2015 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 2141 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 2560 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 2229 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 3484 (British Library).; Delhi Persian 3B (British Library).
Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 450 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 28.5 × 18.5 cm.


Naskhī, except for supplies which are in poor nastaʼlīq


Ruled red and black borders

Qurʼānic text in red; marginal notes; red ruled margins up to f 95


Origin: India; 18th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Arberry, Levy and Storey: Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Vol. 3. (Unpublished)


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