A manuscript of prayers with a richly-decorated double-page diagram North Africa, dated AH 1[2]22/AD 1807-8
Lot 24
A manuscript of prayers with a richly-decorated double-page diagram North Africa, dated AH 1[2]22/AD 1807-8
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 2,941) inc. premium

Lot Details
A manuscript of prayers with a richly-decorated double-page diagram
North Africa, dated AH 1[2]22/AD 1807-8
Arabic manuscript on paper, 100 leaves, approximately 20 lines to the page written in elegant maghribi script in black ink, significant words and sentences picked out in a stylised thuluth script in red, blue, green, mauve and yellow, one double-page diagram and two smaller diagrams, coloured headpieces decorated with geometric motifs, surface of the pages of the entire manuscript brushed over with a brownish liquid, edges slightly frayed, small repair, green morocco with stamped central medallions of pink paper onlay, some worming, crudely rebacked, with flap
321 x 217 mm.
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