Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Mashhad, Kitābkhāna-yi markazī-yi Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī, 40551

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

unknown, probably 11th/17th c. (online catalogue).


unknown; unknown scribe.


no ownership or other type of statements.

Cod.: paper, 442 ff. (unfoliated; catchwords by a later hand). A black naskh hand, at times sloppy and with corrections of mistakes (esp. ff. 288–290). Mostly dotted ductus with occasional vowel marks; shaddas at times provided, final hamzas mostly indicated. Chapter headings and paragraph beginnings rubricated; abjad notation in the main text with overlines in black. A table (288v) and numerous figures with red lines and geometrical points in black, often added in the margins (e.g., 356v, 397r). Codex in good condition with minor ink stains and occasional water damage (e.g., 386v). Some folios repaired with pasted slips of paper in the margins and the folds. Dimensions: not provided; 20 lines per page. Bound in a black goat leather cover (online catalogue).

Cont.: astronomy. — Index: Ptolemaica (1r–442r). Blank: presumably 442v.

Bibl.: Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī online catalogue:


\1r\ || فلا حاجة إلى معرفة التأريخ الفصل الأوّل من المقالة الرابعة في يقين الأرصاد التي يعرف منها أموار القمر الكلّيّة الغرض — \441v\ الحمد لله أوّلًا وآخرًا وباطنًا وظاهرًا والصلوة والسلام على زبدة الليالي والأيّام محمّد سيّد الثقلين وخير الأنام وآله الأخيار العظام وصحبه الأبرار الكرام وقد فرغت تحرير هذا الشرح وتسويده وتصحيحه وتجويده بقدر الإمكان ضحوة يوم السبت العاشر من ذي قعدة سنة إحدى وعشرين وتسعمائة من الهجرة النبويّة وأنا العبد المفتقر إلى رحمة ربّ الثقلين عبد العلي بن محمّد حسين.

= al-Birjandī, Sharḥ Taḥrīr al-Majisṭī (C.1.42)

. — Title Sharḥ Majisṭī Mullā ʿAbd al-ʿAlī Birjandī (1r). Index: Book IV, 1r–39r; V, 39r–115v; VI, 115v–182r; VII, 182r–222r; 〈VIII〉, 222r–278v; IX, 278v–324r; X/XI, 324r–353r/340r–368r; XII, 368r–397v; XIII, 397v–442r. Author’s preface and Books I–III missing. — Dated authorial colophon (Saturday, 10 Dhū l-qaʿda 921/25 December 1515, 441v); undated scribal colophon repeating the year from the authorial colophon (442r). Numerous marginal annotations by different hands (some erased, e.g., 241v, 257v, 258r), including: glosses with various reference marks, at times mentioning Birjandī’s commentary on al-Zīj al-Jadīd al-Sulṭānī (e.g., 165r, 271r); collation notes (195r, 203r); corrections indicated by reference marks (mostly in the shape of v) and sigla , ṣḥ.