Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Z. 4 (Old Library, Jesus College, Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


Dīvān by Badr-i Chāch, d. 1346

Title: Dīvān
Title: ديوان

First page bears the title Miʿrāj'nāmah معراج نامه

Incipit: خلايق پس وپس يويان ملايك حق كويان
Colophon: تمت تمام شد ديوان بدر شاشي بتاريخ نسخ شهر محرم الحرام سنه ١٠٤٩ في يوم خمسه وباقي يك باس روز بود كه باسمام سيد ارونست فقير حقير محمد علي صافي الفقير اقل العباد

Language(s): Persian


Physical Description

Form: other
Support: Oriental paper
Extent: 75 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 26,3 × 17,5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19,5 × 10,5 cm.


iv(8), iv(16), iv(24), iv(32), iv(40), iv(48), iv(56), iv(64), iv+3(75), ii(guardleaves) 9iv (72) + 3 (75) [nine quaternion and 3 loose folios]
Catchwords in each verso in black ink


Good condition; some pages restored


16/17 lines per page


Modern binding


Origin: 1049 AH; 1639 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The manuscript was the property of George Lewis, d. 1729, as stated in a seal bearing his name in Arabic characters and the date 1707

Presented by George Lewis, d. 1729


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Funding of Cataloguing

Jesus College


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