Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 7344 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A collection of works on astronomy

Contents

3 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Islamic astronomy and Astronomy

1. ff 4r-106r

A compilation from Persian and Indian works written for Shāh Fattāḥ, the son and successor of Sa’dullāh al-Ḥusaynī

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 24.
2. ff 107v-148r

This compilation of astronomical treatises is followed by several jadval

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 24.
3. 149v-219r

A number of appendixes with astronomical tables

In the margins are the horoscopes of people born under the influence of the various planets

The text is of a more technical and astronomical character

In all, there are 70 treatises, some very short, in this volume

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 24.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 219 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 22.9 × 14.9 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 18th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.

Availability

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Subjects

  • Islamic astronomy
  • Astronomy--India--History

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