Books  |  Manuscripts/Mixed Material Suwar al

Format Books
Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Ṣūfī, ʻAbd Al Raḥmān Ibn ʻUmar
Dates 1417
Location Washington D.C.
Language Arabic
Subjects Astronomy, Arab
Constellations
Early Works to 1800
Manuscripts, Arabic
Names
Stars
Washington (D.C.)
Title
Suwar al
Other Title
سور الكواكب.
Summary
Text is an excellent authority on Arabic names for the stars and constellations; includes depictions of celestial constellations. Persian note before beginning of text claims that this book written in 820 H [1417], but the note probably dates from the 18th century when the book was rebound.
Contributor Names
Ṣūfī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻUmar, 903-986.
Created / Published
1 Muḥarram 820 H [18 February 1417].
Subject Headings
-  Astronomy, Arab--Early works to 1800
-  Stars--Names--Early works to 1800
-  Constellations--Early works to 1800
-  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
Notes
-  Ms.
-  Arabic; Persian verses on fol. 175b and Persian text on leaf inserted before beginning of text.
-  Title from container.
-  Paper: yellowed cream, watermarks, first two and last leaves repaired, dark stains on fol. 1a; traces of humidity on edges of paper. Text in black, with rubricated headings and captions. Illustrations of constellations have colored ink and gold-colored pigment. Catchwords on rectos. Some diacritical marks.
-  Library of Congress. Arabic manuscript, SM16.
-  Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʻArabīyah fī maktabat al-Kūngris, 16-17.
-  Naskhi script; 19 lines in written area, 16 x 9 cm.
-  Illustrations (some colored) and tables.
-  Fol. 1b-173a.
-  Precious old binding. Cover and pastedowns decorated and gilded.
-  Persian inscriptions of former owners on fol. 175b dated 1174 H [1760], 1202 H [1787], 1204 H [1789], and 1205 H [1790].
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
-  Incipit: الحمد لله الواحد العدل قال عبد الرحمن بن عمر المعروف بأبي الحسين الصوفي ....
Medium
176 leaves (19 lines), bound : paper, col. ill. ; 25 x 15 cm.
Call Number
QB23 .S84 1417
Digital Id
amed0001 200149120 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.amed/amed0001.200149120.1
amed0001 200149120 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.amed/amed0001.200149120.2
Library of Congress Catalog Number
2008401028

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