Manuscript of Ottoman genealogy, 1593


Manuscript of Ottoman genealogy, kitab tabaqat al mamalik wa warajat al masalik da

Text on “History of the Kingdom and Principalities”, in two parts with Nastaʿlīq script in Arab and the Persian translation in red lettering, on cream-colored and pink paper. Bearing the date 1002 for Hijra/1593. Ornated with two frontispieces with gilt floral scrollwork against a gilt and blue ground. Second enhanced with polychrome flowers preceded by a shamshe text. White and gilt letters for title. Leather binding ornated with mandorla and two pendentives embossed with shaped arabesques forming tchi wave-cloud form.

Turkey, Ottoman Art, dated 1593.

Condition report:
Restored binding and loose pages.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2012060661