Manuscript/Mixed Material Hādhā kitāb ʻAjāʼib al-dunyā wa-mā fīhā / / Partie de Merveìlle du monde, Adjaib-i makhlukhat / Ajāʼib al-dunyā wa-mā fīhā

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Title

  • Hādhā kitāb ʻAjāʼib al-dunyā wa-mā fīhā

Other Title

  • /
  • Partie de Merveìlle du monde, Adjaib-i makhlukhat
  • Ajāʼib al-dunyā wa-mā fīhā

Summary

  • The text is a section of ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt by Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad Qazwīnī.
  • This text contains sections extracted from the second part of the well-known and highly popular work of cosmography known as ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt, written in the 13th century (7th century AH) by Abū Yaḥyā Zakarīyā al-Qazwīnī. The work begins with a section on the sources and properties of gems and stones, followed by sections on herbs, seeds, nuts and fruits, spices, the body parts of animals, and so forth. It also contains geographical information, for example the names and locations of major bodies of water such as the Mediterranean Sea, and of islands, mountains, and other geographic features. Unlike many other known manuscripts of this work, this manuscript is not illustrated. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283
  • Ibn Muḥammad, ʻAlī, active 1797, scribe

Created / Published

  • 3 Jumādá al-thānī, 1212 (November 23, 1797).

Headings

  • -  Cosmography--Early works to 1800
  • -  Geography, Arab--Early works to 1800
  • -  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)

Notes

  • -  [North Africa?]
  • -  Binding is old cardboard covered in blind tooled leather.
  • -  Fol. 1b-62a.
  • -  Library of Congress. Arabic manuscript, SM-41.
  • -  Maghribī script; 21 lines in written area, 15 x 10 cm.
  • -  Ms.
  • -  On verso of rear flyleaf in blue pencil: Une partie de Merveìlle du monde, Adjaib-i makhlukhat
  • -  Paper: yellowed cream, with tre lune watermarks, in moderate condition, with brown stains and damage from humidity on some leaves. No title page; text framed by double red line. Text is in black and red, with rubricated chapter headings. A few marginal notes; catchwords on rectos.
  • -  Title from fol. 1b.
  • -  Written by ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad on 3 Jumādá al-thānī, 1212 (November 23, 1797), probably in North Africa.
  • -  Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʻArabīyah fi Maktabat al-Kūnghris, 33.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Also available in digital form.
  • -  Arabic.
  • -  Incipit: هذا كتاب عجائب الدنيا وما فيها وهو للشيخ البركت العالم المؤلف القزويني رحمه الله تعالى أمين. فصل في ذكر عجائب الأحجار وخواصها ومعرفة منافعها. الحجر الأبيض إذا حككته على حجر صلب وخرج محكه أبيض فلا يعنا به.

Medium

  • 62 leaves (21 lines), bound : paper ; 22 x 15 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G93 .Q3123 1797

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008401704

Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā Ibn Muḥammad, Approximately, and ʻAlī Ibn Muḥammad. Hādhā kitāb ʻAjāʼib al-dunyā wa-mā fīhā. 3 Jumādá al-thānī, 1212, 1797. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008401704/.

APA citation style:

Qazwīnī, Z. I. M. & Ibn Muḥammad, ʻ. (1797) Hādhā kitāb ʻAjāʼib al-dunyā wa-mā fīhā. 3 Jumādá al-thānī, 1212. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008401704/.

MLA citation style:

Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā Ibn Muḥammad, Approximately, and ʻAlī Ibn Muḥammad. Hādhā kitāb ʻAjāʼib al-dunyā wa-mā fīhā. 3 Jumādá al-thānī, 1212, 1797. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008401704/>.