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Petrosyan I. A Turkish Translation of a Cosmographie Work by Ibn al-Wardī and Its Manuscript in the Collection of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 4, No 2, June 1998. P. 55-65.


Turkish manuscript В 790 in the collection of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies is a Turkish translation of an Arabic cosmographie work by Sirāj al-Dīn Abu Hafs ‘Umar b. al-Wardī. The manuscript is illustrated. In addition to a decorative 'unwān, it contains as many as 92 miniatures. Until now, the manuscript has not drawn scholarly attention. The original Arabic work was written in Syria in 1419 and was intended for the commandant of the fortress of Aleppo, Shāhīn al-Mu'ayyidī. The Turkish manuscript, which consists of 277 folios, was dated to the sixteenth century by the compilers of a Catalogue of Turkic MSS of the above-mentioned collection. The text written in black Indian ink and red vermilion was copied in an almost calligraphic nasta'līq; both paper and binding are Eastern; the pasteboard binding is covered in leather; double pagination — Eastern and later European…

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Manuscripta Orientalia, selected papers
Muslim Cosmographie
Turkish manuscripts
‘Umar b. al-Wardī

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