Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar, with two illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, copied by Mustafa Effendi, Imam Kilar, and illuminated by Hafiz Muhammad (Kitab Khaneh Khaseh) Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1191/AD 1777-78
Lot 22
Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar, with two illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, copied by Mustafa Effendi, Imam-i Kilar-i, and illuminated by Hafiz Muhammad, Kitab-Khaneh-Khaseh Ottoman Turkey, dated 15th Safar 1191/25th March 1777
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 9,400 - 13,000

Lot Details
Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar, with two illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, copied by Mustafa Effendi, Imam Kilar, and illuminated by Hafiz Muhammad (Kitab Khaneh Khaseh) Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1191/AD 1777-78
Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar, with two illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, copied by Mustafa Effendi, Imam-i Kilar-i, and illuminated by Hafiz Muhammad, Kitab-Khaneh-Khaseh
Ottoman Turkey, dated 15th Safar 1191/25th March 1777
Arabic manuscript on yellowish cream-coloured paper, 93 leaves, 11 lines to the page written in neat and clear naskhi script in black ink, illuminated markers between verses, inner margins ruled in gold and red, catchwords, occasional illuminated devices in outer margins, headings written in naskhi script in white within gilt cartouches flanked by gilt floral motifs in gold and some colour, two illuminated headpieces in colours and gold, outer borders of folios 1v-2r richly decorated with intertwining floral motifs and serrated leaves in two shades of gold, lower corners rather thumbed, discoloration, some worming restricted to upper part of the inner margin, brown morocco with stamped central medallions, cornerpieces and panels in outer borders of gilt leather onlay, decorated with serrated leaves and floral motifs, doublures of maroon morocco gilt, some crude repairs, worn, rebacked, with flap
180 x 117 mm.

Footnotes

  • Mustafa Effendi is referred to in the colophon at Imam of the Imperial store rooms (imam-i kilar-i 'amira). The illumination is stated to be by Hafiz Muhammad, for the private library of the Sultan.
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