Manuscripts/Mixed Material Jāmiʻ al-qawāʻid fī al-misāḥah.

Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Dates 1600
Location Washington D.C.
Language Arabic
Subjects Early Works to 1800
Manuscripts, Arabic
Washington (D.C.)
Jāmiʻ al-qawāʻid fī al-misāḥah.
Other Title
جامع القواعد في المساحة.
Fann al-thālith min kitāb jāmiʻ al-qawāʻid fī ʻilm al-misāhah
The text deals with the precise measurement of the size and shape of the earth, mapping points on the earth's surface, and the study of the earth's gravitational fields. The manuscript includes only three chapters on the third topic. On the last page is a note written in a different script about measuring with different kinds of cubits.
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Geodesy--Early works to 1800
-  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
-  Ms.
-  Arabic.
-  Transcribed by Muḥammad ʻAyyād.
-  Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945.
-  Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks (tre lune; initials FC), in good condition. Text in black ink with rubricated titles; title page in blue ink in a later hand. Some marginal notes in various hands. Catchwords on rectos. Modern numbering incorrect (skips a leaf between 15 and 16).
-  On leaves 4a, 10b, and 14a are notes comparing this manuscript with the original [?].
-  Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-749.
-  Naskhī script; 19 lines in written area, 15 x 9 cm.
-  Illustrations and figures.
-  Fol. 1a-18b.
-  Binding: modern cardboard covered with cloth; leather spine.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
-  Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و صلى الله على سيدنا محمد و على آله و صحبه و سلم الفن الثالث من كتاب جامع القواعد في علم المساحة وهو يشتمل على أربع مقدمات وخمسة أبواب وخاتمة. المقدمة الأولى في بيان حد هذا الفن وأسماء الأشياء والآلات المستعملة فيه حسب اصطلاحهم.
18 leaves (19 lines), bound: paper ; 23 x 16 cm.
Call Number
QB281 .J36 1600z
Digital Id
amed0001 200149098
amed0001 200149098
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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