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De sphaera

De sphaera

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Creator: Iohannes de Sacrobosco., creator
Date: ca. 1400?
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Manuscript on paper of Konrad von Megenberg (1309-1374), Die deutsche Sphaera, an adaptation in German of Iohannes de Sacrobosco, De sphaera. 23 verses dealing with the numerical value of the letters of the alphabet, Walther, Initia 14298. Walther does not mention an author, but they are said to be excerpted from Hugutio of Pisa (d. 1212), Liber derivationum. Copied by one hand in Gothica Cursiva Libraria/Currens. Art. 3 is of a more careful execution.
Henry C. Taylor Collection. Bequest of Henry C. Taylor, 1971.
In German.
The initials are not executed. Coarsely drawn diagrams; the principal ones are on ff. 2r (Earth in the middle of the circles of the elements, the planets and the heavens), 9v (a quadripartite circular map of the world, three quarters covered with sea and inhabited by fish), 10v (a circular diagram and another with cauda Draconis and caput Draconis), 11r (two diagrams showing eclipses), 11v (related diagrams).
Binding: Yellow limp vellum too large for the present manuscript.
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Iohannes de Sacrobosco, De sphaera. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
F.B. Brevart, ed., Altdeutsche Textbibliothek, v. 90 (Tuebingen, 1980), pp. 6-61.
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ff. i + 11 : paper ; 290 x 205 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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Object ID: 9998997
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