It is interesting that the ms.is dated 901 khani, rather than hijri.
The info received from Haila Manteghi, who went to the Library of the Real Palace, contacted the person in charge, Pablo Andres, ordered a b/w microfilm, which was put on a cd, which she sent me in February 2011. The images on the website are scans from that microfilm (FA).
The pagination/foliation needs to be done and the illustrations confirmed in their correct sequence. No dimensions at present and break-lines to be be entered.
Need permission line, also picture of library, full contact details etc. Most of tis done on visit in August 2011. Can use Library website to update description of the collection. This is the only Shahnama.
The colophon is image no. 1519 and the sample page (f. 131r) is image no. 0263.
The illustrated manuscripts of Firdausi's Shahnama commissioned by princes of the house of Timur. (in Ars Orientalis) 22
(1993) pp. 43-68
Simpson, M. Shreve
El Shahnama de Firdusi de la Real Biblioteca. (in Oriente en Palacio. Tesoros Asiaticos en las colecciones reales Espanolas) (ed. Mola, M.A. and Shaw, C.M.)
pp. 174-77 Patrimonio Nacional. Madrid. Spain.