Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Yeni Cami 800

[Colour scanned images of the textblock.]
Single work: Arabic. Date:

Wednesday, 17 Shaʿbān 823/28 August 1420 (223r).


Shamākhī in Shirwān (now Azerbaijan) (223r); unknown scribe.


undated statement of ownership by Shaykh Muḥammad b. Luṭf Allah, probably of Ottoman origin (1r). Undated erased and trimmed statement of ownership by Maḥmūd b. ʿAbd al-Bāqī b. Mḥ… b. Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Muḥammad Qāḍī-Zāda al-Rūmī (1r). Two seals of endowment by Sulṭān Aḥmad Khān b. Ghāzī Sulṭān Muḥammad Khān, Ahmet III (r. 1703–1730), dated 1115/1703-4 (1r, 223r). Short note with the date 1137/1724-5 (1r)..

Cod.: paper, 224 ff. (foliated with Arabic-European numerals in the upper left corner of every tenth recto; catchwords). A single clear nastaʿlīq hand in black; mostly undotted ductus, no shaddas, no hamzas. Book and chapter numbers in thuluth in black, headings in black, each section starts with the word qawlu-hu/aqūlu in red; , spaces left open for rubricated words from f. 179r onwards. Textual dividers in the form of red dots especially on the first and last pages. Substantial diagrams with lines in black and labels and geometrical points in red. Three small mathematical tables with headings in red (28r, 29r). Folios 190 and 192 are slips of paper with on the recto sides copies of the figures on the adjacent manuscript pages, apparently in the main hand. Codex in good condition, slightly worm-eaten margins; some damage repaired with pasted paper slips (e.g., ff. 191, 222). Dimensions: not provided; 31 lines per page.

Cont.: astronomy. – Index: a Turkish poem by an unknown poet (1r); Ptolemaica (1v–223r). Blank: 190v, 192v (reverse of slips), 224r.

Bibl.: Yeni Cami Kütüphanesinde mahfūz kütüb-i mevcudenin defteridir, Istanbul: Matbaa-i Osmaniye, 1882–1883 (1300 Hijra), p. 42; GAS VIFuat Sezgin, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums. Vol. VI: Astronomie bis ca. 430 H., Leiden: Brill, 1978, p. 93.


\1v\ السعد قرين من صدر كلامه بالحمد لواهب السعادة واليمن رسيل من أعلق يمينه بشكر تمتري الزيادة. فأحمده على ما أوّلانا من النعم ذات الطول والعرض. وأشكره على أن جعلنا من الذين يتفكّرون في خلق السماوات والأرض. حمدًا يلوح على جباه الاعتراف وسومه وشكرًا يشاد على اضمحلال الدهور رسومه — \223r\ فإنّه عزّ نصره لا فضيلة إلّا وهو مصدرها ولامكرمة إلّا وهو مظهرها فالتماس ذلك يكون تحصيلًا للحاصل وهو عند الحكيم باطل الباطل بل الملتمس منه تعالى تثبيت ماخوله وأتاه وأدامه ما خصّصه به واستثناء وأن ينعم عليه لحظة فلحضة سعادة ويسرى ويجدّد له ساعة فساعة كرامة وبشرى ويرحم الله عبدًا قال آمينا.

= Niẓām al-Dīn al-Ḥasan al-Nīsābūrī, Tafsīr Taḥrīr al-Majisṭī (C.1.38)

. — Title: Kitāb Sharḥ Majisṭī (1r) — Index: Authorʼs preface (end defective), 1v–2v; Book I (beginning defective), 4r–41v; Book II, 41v–59v; III, 59v–80v; IV, 80v–91v; V, 91v–116r; VI (end defective), 116r–142v; VII (beginning defective), 142v–149v; VIII, 149v–154v; IX, 154v–170r; X, 170r–177r; XI, 177r–186r; XII, 186r–203v; XIII, 203v–223r. — Dated authorial colophons at the end of every book. Scribal colophon including the date of transcription (223r). Collated manuscript with marginal corrections in the same hand as the main text indicated by ṣaḥḥa, ṣād, ṭāʾ, khāʾ. Larger omissions in the text supplemented in the margins. Minor glosses.