The number of folios is given in the original Indian numbering as 563, and 561 by the subsequent English numbering (followed here). Both are incorrect, however, and the correct number should be 562: folios 282 and 283 of the original have both been numbered f. 281. On the other hand, ff. 142 and 203 of the original numbering are missing, having been extracted at some stage, as is clear also from the mismatching catchwords. This extraction predates the European pagination. The ms. now contains 119 paintings, so if the originally noted 120 is correct, one of the missing folios must have contained a painting.
Inscriptions on f. 1r state that the ms. was purchased for 1500 rupees, on 1 Safar 1202; clearly the ms. was at this time in India, though there is nothing to suggest that it is an Indian production - paper, calligraphy and illustrations all seem consistent with a codex produced in Safavid Iran. A second inscription states that the work contains 563 folios, 56,200 verses and 120 paintings by a certain 'Wilayat'.