Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Oriental Manuscripts


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

This copy covers Sūrahs 37:177 (part) to 114 and is preceded by a few lines from the preceding quarter

According to a note by the colophon this copy was collated and corrected by Darvīsh Amān Allāh, درویش امان الله , in Rab I 1142 or RY 11 of Muḥammad Shāh at the Dār al-Khilāfat (Delhi)

Filiation: Other copies in the India Office Library: Delhi Persian 3A (British Library).
Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 122 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 30.5 × 19.5 cm.


naskhī (ff 3, 84, 117, 118 supplied in rough nastaʻlīq), Qurʼānic text in red glosses


illuminated ʻunvān f 1Cv,

interlinear gilding ff 1Cv and 2r; blue and gold ruled margins

marginal comments


Red leather on boards with blind tooling over applied white paper


Origin: India; 17th 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 (Unpublished)


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