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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Tehran, Kitābkhāna-yi Majlis-i shurā-yi Islāmi, 4991

[Colour scanned images of the body text and back cover‎.]

Single work: Arabic.‎ Date:

completed in 1254/1838 (185v).


Tehran (185v); copied by Muḥammad Taqī al-Iṣfahānī (185v).


a statement of purchase at the Dār al-khilāfa dated 1256/1840 (185v); oval seals (Ir, 185v); old shelfmarks: 618 (Ir).


paper, II+186 ff. (foliated with Hindu-Arabic numerals up to f. 96, plus the last two folios; here the foliation from f. 96 to the end is supplemented; the given foliation of the last two folios is mistaken by one folio; books indicated in the top outer corner of verso folios and chapters indicated in the top outer corner of recto folios on the first 55 folios; catchwords in nastaʿalīq). A single small naskh hand in black; book and chapter headings mostly in red; the words qāla Baṭlamiyūs and qāla al-mufassir introducing text by Ptolemy and by ʿAlī b. Riḍwān mostly in red or overlined in black. Almost fully dotted ductus; almost no vowels, shaddas or hamzas. Frequent overlines to punctuate the text. No tables; minor horoscopes. Body-text enclosed in a double-line frame in red and blue; an additional frame in red on the outer margins. Dimensions: 31×21 cm, written area: 21.5×13.5 cm; 21 lines per page. Mold stains; minor ink smudges. Covers in brown leather.


astrology. — Index: Ptolemaica (IIv-185v). Blank: 96r, flyleaves.


Aḥmad Munzawī, Fihrist-i Kitābkhāna-i Majlis-i Shūrā-i Millī. Kutub-i khaṭṭī-i fārsī wa-ʿarabī, vol. XIV, Tehran: Majlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 1968 (1347 H.S.), p. 282 (reprint: vol. VII, p. 5918); 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. XVIII, p. 973 (no. 21); Majlis Library online catalogue: [accessed 30 November 2020].


\IIv\ ⟨…⟩ قال أبو الحسن علي بن رضوان بن علي بن جعفر المتطبب: قصدنا أن نشرح أقاويل الحكيم بطلميوس في صناعة القضاء بالنجوم على الحوادث وصناعة تنبئ عن مبادئ صادقة بالمتكونات المزمعة وذلك أن مبادئها الصادقة هي أشياء تبين بعضها في العلم الطبيعي وبعضها في العلم التعالمي — \185v\ ⟨…⟩ فهذه أشياء قد شرحتها لك فانعم النظر فيها وتأملها والله يهدي من يشاء إلى صراط مستقيم.

= ʿAlī ibn Riḍwān‎‎, Abū l-Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī al-Miṣrī, Tafsīr al-Maqālāt al-arbaʿ fī l-qaḍāʾ bi-l-nujūm ʿalā l-ḥawādith (C.2.1050). — Title: Tafsīr Abī l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Riḍwān b. Jaʿfar al-mutaṭabbib li-Kitāb al-Arbaʿa li-Baṭlamiyūs al-Qalūdhī fī l-qaḍāʾ bi-l-nujūm ʿalā l-ḥawādith (185v). — Index: I.1 (=I), IIv-18r; I.2 (=II), 18r-36r; I.3 (=III), 36r-49v; II.1 (=IV), 49v-66r; II.2 (=V), 66r-83r; II.3 (=VI), 83r-95v; III.1 (=VII), 96v-112r; III.2 (=VIII), 112r-128v; III.3 (=IX), 128v-147v; IV.1 (=X), 147v-161v; IV.2 (=XI), 161v-177r; IV.3 (=XII), 177r-185v. — Dated scribal colophon. Minor marginal corrections. Substantial glosses in the first fifty folios in a nastaʿlīq hand.