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University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 414 - Astrological compendium (Video Orientation)

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Summer 2015

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Video orientation to LJS 414 - Astrological compendium, 1670.

Summary: Written in Persian, this manuscript is a collection of astronomical works, including 2 on the astrolabe (f. 1v-20v, 163r-168v), a treatise on a horoscope referring to Khawaja Haji Ghulām Ḥusayn and the date A.H. 1047 (1636, a date of birth?), and an illustrated work on Dhu al-Qarnayn, a Koranic figure later associated with legends of Alexander the Great.

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