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Penn Library's LJS 411 - Sharḥ-i Zīj-i Ulugh Bēg. = شرح زيج الغ بيگ. (Video Orientation)

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10-10-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 411, a commentary on the Zīj-i jadīd-i Sulṭānī, which comprised tables of calendar calculations, trigonometry, planets, and stars compiled from observations made at the observatory in Samarqand, completed in 1447. Includes some tables, marginal commentary attributed to Mullah Muẓaffar (f. 239v), 7 generally contemporary diagrams tipped in, and 1 diagram and 1 small note laid in.

Copy completed in Rajab 929 A.H. (June 1523) by the author (Anā al-ʻabd ʻAbd al-ʻAlī) with date conversions given to three other calendars (f. 240r).

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9951131033503681

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Ulugh Beg 1394-1449, Zīj-i jadīd-i Sultānī, Astronomy -- Early works to 1800, Astronomy, Manuscripts Persian, Manuscripts 15th century, Manuscripts Renaissance, Codices (bound manuscripts), Commentaries, Diagrams, Tables (documents)

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