Zafer-nâme / li-Karaçelebizade Abdülaziz Efendi : manuscript, 1723 or 4
Taʼrīḫçe-i fetḥ-i Revān ve Baġdād
Tarihçe-i feth-i Revan ve Bağdad
Karaçelebizade Abdülaziz, 1591-1658, creator
Bates, Oric, 1883-1918, former owner.HOLLIS ID
1 v. (31 leaves) ; 28 cm.Form/Genre
Turkey -- History -- Murad IV, 1623-1640 ; Baghdad (Iraq) -- History ; Yerevan (Armenia) -- History
A historical account of the Yerevan and Baghdad campaigns of Murād IV (r. 1623-1640). Composed in eight chapters. Book begins in 1044 AH [1635 AD] with the army setting out from Üsküdar and ends in 1049 AH [1640 AD] with the sultna's return to Istanbul after conclusion of Kasrışirin Treaty.
27.6 x 14.7 cm (22.7 x 84 cm).
According to the colophon (f. 31v), copy completed in 1136 AH [1723 or 4 AD] in the hand of Ḥācī Süleymān, clerk in Salonica.
Written in talʻqī script, in one column, 29 lines per page, in black with rubrics, names and dates in red. Red dots within text. Catchwords. Corrections and notes in margins. Word ans sentences crossed out in main text and corrected in margins.
Light cream glazed laid paper with watermarks. Boards covered with marbled paper. Spine and edges in brown leather.
MS Turk 31. Houghton Library, Harvard University.
In Ottoman Turkish.