Delhi Persian 570A (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of Akbar'nāmah by ʿAllāmī Shaykh Abū al-Faz̤l Nāgawrī
Complete copy of the first daftar or book of the Akbar'nāmah by ʿAllāmī Shaykh Abū al-Faz̤l Nāgawrī, an official regnal chronicle commissioned by the Timurid (Mughal) ruler, Emperor Akbar I (d. 1014/1605).
Dated colophon (f. 285v): completed by 1220/1805.
Neat miniscule nastaʿlīq tending to shikastah āmīz by a modern hand, possibly copied in the region of Hānsī.
Text transcribed obliquely on a small number of folios (ff. 194, 278-9, 281, 285r).
Modern editorial markings in pencil and ink in margins throughout.
Binding of combed marble paper over pasteboard, damaged; labels.
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876
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