- Kâtip Çelebi
- Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, former owner
Hacı Mehmet Rasih Efendizade Yusuf Cemîş Bey, former owner
حاجى محمد راسخ افندى زاده يوسف جميش بك, مالك سابق
- [ca. 1669 or 70 and 1850 or 51].
Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Research Center Isl. Ms. 393
Origin: As appears at close of final table on p.241, transcription of that section completed 1267 [1850 or 51]. Other sections continuing the tables likely date from around the same time, though later additions (by subsequent readers / owners) also appear (see final entry on p.129 dating to 1277 ). Many sections including the opening matter, opening of the chronological and other tables, khātimah, etc. appear to date much earlier, likely the late 17th century given that the chronological matter for these sections ends around 1080 [1669 or 70] (see p.95).
Former shelfmark: "518 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on interior of upper cover.
Binding: Pasteboards covered in dark red / maroon leather ; Type III binding (without flap), two-piece binding (seam of overlapping flanges visible at spine) ; board linings and flyleaves in orange surface-dyed European laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry stamped and gold-painted mandorla (filled with vegetal composition, compare Déroche class. OAi) with gold-painted accents and border ; sewn in yellow thread, four stations ; worked chevron endbands in yellow and purple, head and tail damaged (core nearly exposed) ; overall in fair condition with abrasion, staining, lifting of leather, lower cover detaching at split joint, etc.
Support: European laid paper of several types ; main type with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 32-33 mm. apart (horizontal) and three crescents watermark (100 mm. long perpendicular to chains, see p.18, 60, etc.), thick, sturdy, cream in color, well-burnished ; later sections (pp.97-140, 147-208, 215-226, 238 to close) on other papers including one with 8-9 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 28-30 mm. apart (vertical) and watermarks of crescent with face in profile in shield and "A" below (see p.98, 100, etc.) and eagle with "GFA" below (see p.102, 114, etc.) also "A G" countermark (see p.150) and double-headed eagle (see p.244, 252, etc.) ; flyleaves and added leaves on still two other papers, one with 6-7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 27-30 mm. apart (vertical), and crown-star-crescent watermark (71 mm. tall parallel to chains, see p.4, 8, etc.), sturdy and beige in color, the other with 11-12 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 16-33 mm. apart (vertical) and watermark of three circles with crown above, cross in top circle (see p.6, etc.).
Decoration: Elegant illuminated headpiece at opening on p.18 consisting of rectangular piece with empty gold cartouche flanked by floral motifs in gold, pink, lavender, red, and white on grounds of gold and dark blue, surmounted by scalloped dome filled with swirling floral vegetal composition in gold, pink, lavender, red, white and yellow on grounds of dark blue and gold, itself surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in blue, entire piece set in a well of lavender defined by "gold" bands ; written area surrounded by frame consisting of narrow bronze colored band defined by black fillets with outermost red rule, divisions within (for tables) in red rules, in final sections red rules only ; keywords and some headings rubricated, others in blue, green or orange ; textual dividers in the form of gold and red discs.
Script: Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; at least two elegant hands (hand changes at p.96) ; serifless, with effect of words descending to baseline, closed counters, and elongated horizontal strokes ; headings in many of the tables in a large, elegant naskh.
Layout: Written in 19-21 or 29 lines per page (opening matter, i.e. preface and introduction, and khātimah), with tables (جداول) divided to roughly 8-21 rows (in roughly 26-29 lines) and two columns ; frame-ruled.
Collation: i, IV (8), 4 V(48), VI (60), V (70), 2 VI(94), V (104), VI (116), V (126), i ; mainly quinions with a few senions ; several leaves among the chronological tables ruled but left partially or entirely blank (see pp.138-140, pp.148-149, pp.157-166, etc. ); catchwords present ; foliation (begins with table on p.30) in red ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and added leaves at opening).
Colophon: "Scribal," reads "تمت الكتاب بعون الملك الوهاب سنه ١٢۶۷"
Incipit: "حمد وثنا وشكر بى انتها اول مبدأ اول جل وعلايه كه فهرست غرايب كاينات وفذلكۀ عجايب واقعات اولان اوراق پر اثمار توارخى ... وبعد چون فن جليل القدر تاريخده فضل وشرف مقرر ... در كتابه وضع تقويم كيفيتى تعليم ومنشأ تواريخى تفهيمده ..."
Title from inscription on front flyleaf (p.1) and from closing matter (p.211).
Ms. composite codex.
Elegant composite copy of Kâtip Çelebi's collection of chronological tables (through 1059 ) intended as an index to his Fadhlakat al-tawārīkh [فذلكة التواريخ , or Fezleke], with continuation. The chronological tables are preceded by an introduction, followed by tables of the various pre-Islamic (see p.141) and Islamic (see pp.142-147) dynasties, and tables for the Ottoman sultans (see pp.150-156), Şeyhülislam (pp.167-175), Grand Viziers (pp.180-193), etc. and closing matter (pp.209-211). Final entry in the chronological tables is for the year 1277  with the death of Sultan Abdülmecid I and ascension of Sultan Abdülaziz I (see p.129), though the tables are ruled and headed through the year 1321 [1903-4] (see p.137).
- Turkish, Ottoman (1500-1928)
- Holding institution:
- University of Michigan
- Data provider:
- University of Michigan
- 126 leaves : paper ; 300 x 210 (230 x 132) mm.
- Manuscripts, Turkish
World history Early works to 1800.
Turkey History Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 Early works to 1800.
Islamic Empire Kings and rulers Early works to 1800.
Turkey Kings and rulers Early works to 1800.
- Geographic region:
- Africa, North
- Time period:
- Turkey: Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918
- Alternative title:
- Takvim-i tevarih
- Public Domain
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