Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Tehran, Kitābkhāna wa-mūza-yi millī-yi Malik, 6099

[Colour scanned images of the body text and covers, without the binding.]

Collection of five works: Persian and Arabic. Date:

pp. 1–45 completed on Friday, 22 Dhū l-ḥijja 1222/19 February 1808; pp. 48–63 completed in 1224/1809-10; pp. 66–139 completed on 11 Ṣafar 1225/17 March 1810; pp. 144–171 completed on Friday, 24 Shawwāl 1225/23 November 1810; pp. 174–259 completed in the evening of Friday, 29 Shawwāl 1221/9 January 1807.


unknown (probably Iran); copied by Muḥammad Ṣādiq b. Ḥājjī Ḥasan ʿAlī l-Kābulī, who owned the manuscript (p. 63: ʿalā yad mālikihī).


a seal by Muḥammad Ṣādiq (pp. 45, 139 thrice); a seal by one Muḥammad Ḥusayn (pp. 18, 100, 202); three stamps of the Malik Library, one dated 10 Mihr 1331/2 October 1952 (p. 1), one 1351/1972-3 (p. 1), one undated (p. 260). Old shelfmark: 12999 (p. 1).


paper, IV+260+IIa pp. (paginated with Hindu-Arabic numerals on even pages, with four unnumbered empty pages after 142; catchwords). A single black hand, writing both in nasṭaʿlīq (pp. 1–139 and 174–259) and naskh (pp. 144–171); chapter titles and beginnings often in red or overlined in red; rubrics for Pseudo-Ptolemy’s verba in red up to 8 (with the numbers written out in Persian), then reserved spaces; fully dotted ductus with shaddas and occasional hamzas and vowels. Two sets of tables in black with abjad numerals (pp. 89–90 and 140–141); astronomical diagrams in red with labels in black (pp. 175–257). Codex in good condition; moisture stains and other smudges, occasionally hindering the reading; pp. 135–138 in a smaller format; p. 259 pasted; ink corroding the paper on pp. 174–259. Written area: 13×9 cm (Dānishpazhūh & Afshār); lines per page: 14 (pp. 1–139), 15–16 (pp. 174–259) and 16–17 (pp. 144–171). Black leather cover over pasteboards. Type III binding.


astronomy, astrology and geometry. — Index: Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, Risāla-yi Bīst bāb dar maʿrifat-i asṭurlāb (pp. 1–45); Muḥammad al-Ṭabīb, Risālat-i Misāḥa (48–63); Muḥammad Ṣādiq b. ʿAlī Naqī Khwānsārī, untitled treatise on astronomy and astronomical instruments, in Persian (copied from the autograph dated  Sunday, 12 Ṣafar 1204/1 November 1789, 66–139); star table with columns for coordinates and various other quantities for latitude 33°, with most values omitted (140–141); Ptolemaica (144–171); ʿAlī Qūshjī, Risālat dar ʿIlm al-hayʾa (174–259); a sketch (260). Blank: I–IV, 46, 47 (except for qāla Baṭlamyūs), 64–65, 142–143 (six pages in total), 172–173, Ia–IIa.


Īraj Afshār and Muḥammad Taqī Dānishpazhūh, Fihrist-i nuskhahā-yi khaṭṭī-yi Kitābkhāna-yi Millī-yi Malik wābasta bih Āstān-i Quds, vol. IX: Majmūʿhā wa-junghā, Tehran: Astān-i Quds-i Raḍawī, 1992 (1371 H.S.), pp. 150–152; FankhāMuṣṭafā Dirāyatī, Fihristgān-i nuskhahā-yi khaṭṭī-yi Īrān (Fankhā), 45 vols, Tehran: Library, Museum and Documentation Center of The Islamic Consultative Assembly, 20 2011, vol. IX, p. 723 (no. 6).

pp. 144–⁠171

\p. 144\ 〈…〉 مطالع كتاب ثمرة بطلميوس بعد تمام الكتب الأربعة التي ألّفها في الأحكام لسورياروس تلميذه قال بطلميوس قد قدّمنا لك يا سورياروس كتبًا فيما تؤثّره الكواكب في عالم الترکیب كثيرة المنفعة في تقدمة المعرفة وهذا الكتاب ثمرة ما اشتملت عليه تلك الكتب وما خلّص عن التجربة منها وليس يصل إلى معرفته لمن يمعن النظر فيما قدّمنا قبله وفي علوم أخر من علوم الرياضيّة فكن به سعيدًا وهي مائة كلمة — \p. 171\ 〈…〉 وإن كان ذو الذوائب يسيّر سيره أبدًا يكون من المغرب إلى المشرق فأنّ الخارجيّ يأتي من بعيد إلى الإقليم وإن لم يكن سائرًا فإنّ الخارجيّ من حضر ذلك الإقليم تمّت كتاب ثمرة الروميّة.

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Kitāb al-Thamara (B.1.1), version with 102 verba. — Title: Kitāb Thamara Baṭlamyūs (introduction, p. 144). — Additional title: Kitāb Thamara al-Rūmiyya (explicit, p. 171). — Index: author’s preface, p. 144; 102 verba, pp. 144–171. — Dated scribal colophon. Two marginal corrections by the scribe, indicated with kh l.