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Abstract

This is an Ottoman illuminated and illustrated Turkish version of ʿAjāʾib al-makhlūqāt (Wonders of creation) by Zakarīyā al-Qazwīnī (d. 692 AH / 1293 CE), made at the request of the Vizier Murtaza Paşa (Murtaḍá Pāshā) (fl. eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE). The codex was completed in 1121 AH / 1717 CE by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Shākir Rūzmah-ʾi Nāthānī. There are 444 paintings illustrating the text. The binding is not original to the manuscript.

Text Note

Chapter headings and quotations in Arabic

Hand note

Written in vocalized naskh script in black, with some words in red

Decoration Note

Four hundred forty-four illustrations; illuminated headpiece (fol. 2b); tailpiece consisting of two trees surrounding a colophon (fol. 303a); frame

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Previous binding upper board outside

Previous binding upper board inside

Previous binding lower board outside flap open

Previous binding lower board inside flap open

Previous binding spine outside

Previous binding spine inside

Keywords
Colophon
Cosmology
Illustration
Islamic
Ottoman
Turkey
Turkish
Astrology
Science -- Medicine

Origin Place

Turkey

Date

12 Ramaḍān 1121 AH / 1717 CE

Form

book

Binding

Non-original Binding

Binding Description

Modern leather (no flap)

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Turkish, Ottoman (1500-1928). The secondary language of this manuscript is Arabic.

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

← search Turkish version of the Wonders of creation W.659

Origin Place

Turkey

Date

12 Ramaḍān 1121 AH / 1717 CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Turkish, Ottoman (1500-1928). The secondary language of this manuscript is Arabic.

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This is an Ottoman illuminated and illustrated Turkish version of ʿAjāʾib al-makhlūqāt (Wonders of creation) by Zakarīyā al-Qazwīnī (d. 692 AH / 1293 CE), made at the request of the Vizier Murtaza Paşa (Murtaḍá Pāshā) (fl. eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE). The codex was completed in 1121 AH / 1717 CE by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Shākir Rūzmah-ʾi Nāthānī. There are 444 paintings illustrating the text. The binding is not original to the manuscript.

Text Note

Chapter headings and quotations in Arabic

Hand note

Written in vocalized naskh script in black, with some words in red

Decoration Note

Four hundred forty-four illustrations; illuminated headpiece (fol. 2b); tailpiece consisting of two trees surrounding a colophon (fol. 303a); frame

References

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bindings & Oddities

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Previous binding upper board outside

Previous binding upper board inside

Previous binding lower board outside flap open

Previous binding lower board inside flap open

Previous binding spine outside

Previous binding spine inside

Keywords
Colophon
Cosmology
Illustration
Islamic
Ottoman
Turkey
Turkish
Astrology
Science -- Medicine
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