[Didactic poem on surveying and measurement of areas (taksīr)].
- [Spain, 13--?-14--?]
7 leaves : paper ; 198 x 142 (144 x 95) mm. bound to 202 x 159 mm.
- Mathematics -- Early works to 1800.
Geometry -- Early works to 1800.
- Manuscripts, Arabic -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Arabic -- 15th century.
Codices (bound manuscripts).
- A didactic poem on surveying and measuring areas including triangles, quadrilaterals and circles.
Geometric treatise with sections on triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles.
- Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Paper, i (modern paper) + 7 + i (modern paper).
Layout: Written in 21 long lines; ruled in dry point.
Script: Written in small, neat maghribi in brown ink; pointed.
Decoration: Small marginal geometric diagrams (f. 2v-6v); diagram annotations in red ink.
Binding: Later morocco over pasteboard binding with flap (Type II) that is too large for the textblock; blind tooled with a central mandorla and double frame, spine repaired; inscriptions inside front cover; text and tables visible on inside back cover.
Origin: Item is undated, possibly copied in Spain in the 14th or 15th century.
- Local notes:
- Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
- Penn Provenance:
- Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, June 2004.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2013.
- Cited in:
- Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 37 (LJS 465).
- Cited as:
- Upenn LJS 465.