Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 512 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Baḥr al-javāhir by Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Ṭabīb al-Hiravī

Language(s): Arabic and Persian

Dictionary of Persian and Arabic terms, especially medical and technical, with definitions in Arabic and occasionally in Persian, compiled by the polymath physician and literary scholar Yūsuf ibn Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Qurashī al-Hiravī al-Maḥallī (d. 950/1544), who worked at the court of the Timurid Emperor Humāyūn.

Not dated at end.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 229 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 246 × 146 mm.



Origin: First half of the 18th 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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