Lot n° 112
3000 - 5000
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: 3 900EUR
Calendrier perpétuel selon Sheikh Vefa, dressé pour les années 1084-1085 H./1673-1674
Turkey, Ottoman art, 17th century
Manuscript in Ottoman Turkish on paper, 8ff. plus 3 endpapers, inscribed in naskh in red and black ink, double-page opening with a gold illuminated frontispiece on a blue background, the text in a gold and blue ruling. Diagrams indicating the movement of the sun in the signs of the zodiac, for the twelve months of the Muslim and Christian calendar. As well as indications, according to the planets, of the actions to be done or avoided at a certain time of the day. On the bottom right of f. 3v. a date, probably retouched or apocryphal: 1066 H./1655-56. the signs of the zodiac drawn in marginal medallions. Bound in brown leather with gold stamped decoration.
Text : 13.5 x 8.5 cm ; Page : 19.5 x 13 cm
Sheikh Vefa or Vafa was an astronaut of the 15th century. Several calendars according to his method have been made, including a group preserved in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Turkish, 185 and 187).
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