Books | Manuscripts/Mixed Material Suwar al
Ṣūfī, ʻAbd Al Raḥmān Ibn ʻUmar
Early Works to 1800
- Suwar al
- Other Title
- سور الكواكب.
- 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 , 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.)
- - 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 , 1202 H , 1204 H , and 1205 H .
- - 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 ....
- 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
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