Ms. written and illuminated probably in Constantinople, ca. 1582.
Texts: three treatises (on astrology, marvels and demonology, and fortune-telling); the first two sections, Kitāb al-mawālid (Book of nativities, fol. 4v-89v) are translated from the Arabic, with some editing, by al-Suʻūdī, Sayyid Muḥammad ibn Amīr Ḥasan (d. 1591); the third section, Qurʻa-i Jaʻfariyya (The divination of Jaʻfar, fol. 90-137v), is usually attributed to the Shiʻite Imam Jaʻfar Sadīq.
Decoration: 71 miniatures.
Ascension of propitious stars and the sources of sovereignty
Hamd u sipās-i bīqiyās ol-khāliqu ʾl-jinn wa ʾl-nāsa... (Incipit, Arabic; associated with fol. 4v)