Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1445 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Durrat al-tāj li-ghurrat al-Dubāj by Quṭb al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn Z̤iyāʾ al-Dīn Masʿūd al-Shīrāzī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Excerpt from a large encyclopaedia of sciences, here comprising the fourth jumlah dealing with mathematics and geometry, compiled by Quṭb al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn Z̤iyāʾ al-Dīn Masʿūd al-Shīrāzī(d. 710/1310), a student of Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī.

The treatise is dedicated to Dubāj, the local ruler of Gīlān province.

Not dated at end.

Naskh and nastaʿlīq.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 219 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 115 mm.



Origin: 17th century India

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876


Government of India


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