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Lot 222

A Mamluk astronomical treatise, apparently based on The Book of Fixed Stars, compiled by Ahmed...

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Lot 222

A Mamluk astronomical treatise, apparently based on The Book of Fixed Stars, compiled by Ahmed...

Price Realised: £182,000

Estimate: £600 - £800

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Lot 222

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A Mamluk astronomical treatise, apparently based on The Book of Fixed Stars, compiled by Ahmed ibn Eldegüz ibn ‘Abd Allah, dated Jumada II 697 AH (March/April 1298AD), Egypt or Syria, Arabic manuscript on paper, 80ff., with 19ll. of black naskh to the page, opening folio with polychrome decoration, small seal impression of Muhammad Sadiq, disbound, folio 16 x 13cm. approx. 

Provenance: Private UK collection formed 1960s-1980s

 

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