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MSS 358, folios 147b–148a
MSS 358, folios 147b–148a

The Jami‘ al-Mabadi’ wa’l-Ghayat of al-Marrakushi

MSS 358

Iran or India

dated 1070 AH (1659–60 AD)

MSS 358, folios 147b–148a
MSS 358, folios 164b–165a
MSS 0358, folio 173b, detail

The Jami‘ al-Mabadi’ wa’l-Ghayat of al-Marrakushi

MSS 358

Iran or India

dated 1070 AH (1659–60 AD)

ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; leather binding with flap

copied in naskh script; 28 lines to the page

266 folios; 30.8 x 19.2cm

Abu ‘Ali al-Hasan al-Marrakushi’s treatise, compiled circa 680 AH (1281–2 AD) in Cairo, is the most important written source for medieval Islamic astronomical instruments and includes discussions of sundials, armillary spheres, astrolabes and quadrants for determining time from solar altitude. 

F. Maddison & E. Savage-Smith, Science, Tools & Magic, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XII, Part One, London 1997, cat.118, pp.190–2, 200.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.368, p.311.