Delhi Persian 690B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of Tāʾrīkh-i ʿālam'ārā-yi ʿAbbāsī by Iskandar munshīʾ
Official regnal chronicle written in refine prose and poetry covering the reign of the Safavid ruler, Shāh ʿAbbās I (d. 1038/1629), by his chief secretary, Iskandar Bayg the munshīʾ, completed in 1038/1628-9.
This copy comprises only the muqaddimah and first ṣaḥīfah (comprising twelve maqālah), making up the chronicle’s first volume.
Not dated at end; datable to the seventeenth century.
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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