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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Istanbul, Köprülü Kütüphanesi, Fazıl Ahmed Paşa 942

[Colour scanned images of the body text, covers and binding.]

Single work: Arabic. Date:

17 Jumādā al-awwal 890/1 June 1485 (colophon, f. 296r).

Or.:

unknown, copied by Farrukh Bakht ibn Ghiyāth Manṣūr (colophon).

Prov.:

two statements of ownership by Muḥammad ibn Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī, the son of Ghiyāth al-Dīn Dashtakī, known as ‘Ṣadr al-Thānī’, one undated (Ir) and the other dated 953/1546-1547 (1r); statement of ownership by a certain Ibrāhīm dated Jumādā I 995/April 1587 (1r); undated statements of ownership by ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn Manṣūr ibn Ismāʿīl (Ir), Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad (Ir), Muḥammad Munajjimak dabīr al-munajjimīn (Ir), Muḥammad ibn Luṭf Allāh ibn Zakariyyā (Ir), and Kamāl ibn Muḥammad (1r); a note with unreadable date by Ṣadr ibn Manṣūr who donated the manuscript to al-Muṣliḥ al-Lārī (1r); invocation manna min Allāh subḥānahu (Ir); oval seal of endowment attributed to Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn al-Wazīr Abī ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad, known as Kūprīlī (the founder of the Köprülü library), dated 1088/1677-1678 (1r, 2r, 49r, 88r, 117r, 180r, 230r, 296v); undated seals by Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad (Ir), and by a certain Muḥammad (Ir); anonymous octagonal motto seal (1r, 2r, 56r, 96r, 125r, 146r, 151r, 178r, 230r, 260r, 287r, 296v); handwritten shelfmark 942 in brown (1r, immediately under Kūprīlī’s seal).

Cod.:

paper, I+296+Ia ff. (foliated with Hindu-Arabic numerals on the upper left recto folios, skipping the folio after 99; foliation corrected by adding Hindu-Arabic numerals in the upper left corner of the written area on recto folios from f. 100r onwards, used for the present references; catchwords). A single clear nastaʿlīq hand in black. Book and chapter numbers in thuluth in black or red; beginning of text framed (1v, 2r), illuminated title piece (1v); qawluhu/aqūlu in red at the beginning of every section; some lines of the text have been crossed out. Almost fully dotted ductus, occasional shaddas, regular hamzas. Substantial diagrams; diagram lines in black, abjad notation and diagram labels in red. Four mathematical tables (25r, 42r, 43r); table lines in black, table headings in black or red. Manuscript in very good condition; a few moisture stains in the margin. Dimensions: 128×220 mm, written area: 70×157 mm (Şeşen); 25 lines per page. Brown leather cover decorated with golden mandorlas on the covers and flap; a golden rectangle on the fore-edge flap carrying the statement li-ṣāḥibi-hī l-saʿāda wa-l-salām; blue mandorla on the inside of the cover and flap. Type II binding.

Cont.:

astronomy. — Index: Ptolemaica (1v-296r). Blank: Iv, 296v, Ia.

Lit.:

Ramazan Şeşen, Cevat İzgi and Cemil Akpınar, Fihris makhṭūṭāt Maktaba Kūprīlī, 3 vols, Istanbul: IRCICA, 1986, vol. I, pp. 477-478.

1v‑296r

\1v\ ⟨…⟩ السعد قرین من صدر کلامه بالحمد لواهب السعادة والیمن رسیل من أعلق یمینه بشکر یمتري یستدر الزیادة. فأحمده علی ما أوّلانا من النعم ذات الطول والعرض. وأشکره علی أن جعلنا من الذین یتفکّرون في خلق السموات والأرض. ⟨…⟩ \2r\ ⟨…⟩ وبعد فمن المعلوم أنّ کتاب المجسطي المنسوب إلی بطلمیوس القلوذي کتاب شهد له العالمون في اختراعه بالقدح المعلّی ⟨…⟩ — \295v\ ⟨…⟩ لأنّ الشمس أسرع حرکة منها وأمّا السفلیان فوضع لکلّ منها جدولًا ذا خمسة صفوف لأنّ کلّ واحد من الأمرین أعني الطلوع والغروب ممکن لهما في کلّ من المساء والصباح وذلك تقدیر العزیز العلیم. ⟨…⟩ \296r\ ⟨…⟩ وهو مصدرها ولا مکرمة إلّا وهو مظهرها فالتماس ذلك یکون تحصیلًا للحاصل وهو عند الحکیم باطل باطل بل الملتمس منه تعالی تثبیت مأخوله وآتاه وأدامه ما خصّصه به واستثناه وأن ینعم علیه لحظة فلحظة سعادة ویسری ویجدّد به ساعة فساعة کرامة وبشری.

= Niẓām al-Dīn al-Ḥasan al-Nīsābūrī, Tafsīr Taḥrīr al-Majisṭī (C.1.1305). — Title: Sharḥ al-Majisṭī (1v, fore-edge) — Additional titles: Tafsīr al-Taḥrīr (Ir); Sharḥ Taḥrīr al-Majisṭī (colophon, 296r). — Index: author’s preface, 1v-4r; Book I, 4r-61r; II, 61r-85r; III, 85r-115v; IV, 115v-132r; V, 132r-164v; VI, 164v-205v; VII, 205v-213v; VIII, 213v-219r; IX, 219r-236v; X, 236v-245v; XI, 245v-255v; XII, 255v-274r; XIII, 274r-296r. Dated authorial colophons at the end of every book. Scribal colophon including the date of the exemplar (296r). Inlaid slips of paper reproducing diagrams found in the main text (ff. 50bis, 143bis); original figures replaced by figures on pasted pieces of paper in a different hand (ff. 113v, 198v, 199r, 203r, 204r, 229v, 245r, 255r, 260r, 261v). Manuscript collated by Muḥammad Munajjimak (note on f. 296r); marginal corrections by the main hand and others in black or red, indicated by ṣaḥḥa or the letter . Glosses in black or red, by Munajjimak (e.g. 118r) and by Muḥammad al-Ḥasanī al-Ḥusaynī al-Shīrāzī (as stated by his son on 51v, 53r).