Jaghmini al-Khwarizmi, Mahmud bin Muhammad bin Omar al- / Qadizade al-Rumi, Musa ibn Muhammad. Sharh al-mulakhas al-Jaghmini fi al-hay'a [Commentary on Al-Jaghmini's Summary of Astronomy] (and other works).

No place, probably 18th century.

4to (175 x 218 mm). Arabic manuscript on smoothed paper. 476 pp., ca. 15-19 lines, single column, often with extensive marginalia, black ink with red underlinings. Numerous diagrams in the text, some full-page. Contemporary calf with papered covers, fore-edge flap and blindstamped cover ornaments.


An illustrated astronomical Arabic manuscript comprising five works, the first of which is the well-known commentary by Qadizade al-Rumi on Al-Jaghmini's famous astronomical treatise "Mulakhas" ("Summary on the Science of the Authority"), completed in 808 AH. Additional treatises discuss special problems of the astrolabe, the ancient astronomical instrument that served as a handheld model of the universe. Appended is a section on the astronomer, cosmographer and philosopher Zakariya ibn Mahmud Al-Qazwini (1203-83), with a rare commentary by Mirak Shamsaddin Muhammad ibn Mubarakshah al-Bukhari.

Binding rubbed and worn; extremeties bumped and chipped. A few interleaved pages of annotations; some browning and dampstaining, but altogether well preserved.

Cf. GAL I, 473.