Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 8438 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Tārīkh-i ‘Ālam-ārāy-i ‘Abbāsī by Iskandar Munshī, 1560 or 61-1633 or 4

A history of the Safavids to 1038

Two different versions are given in this copy

Imperfect at the beginning and end

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Meredith-Owens 1968, page 15.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 665 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 29.4 × 19.2 cm.


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.


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