New acquisition for the Oriental collection – astronomic manuscript in the Arabic language

The astronomic manuscript in the Arabic language was created in Isfahan between 1630 and 1650. It comprises 100 sheets, contains numerous illustrations with graphical drawings of the planets' orbits and very finely drawn allegoric representations in human form.

Astronomic manuscript in the Arabic language, created between 1630 and 1650 in Isfahan | © BSB S. Gottstein/ 2834

The turbans draped high are typical of the Persian art of the time.

Together with this volume acquired in 2016 the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek currently holds a total of 3,121 Arabic manuscripts.

Further information on the Arabic collection

Further information on the Oriental collection