De sphaera

Creator:
Iohannes de Sacrobosco., creator
Published/Created:
Germany
ca. 1400?
Physical Description:
ff. i + 11 : paper ; 290 x 205 mm.
Notes:
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.
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.
Topics:
German poetry -- Middle High German, 1050-1500
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Numerology
Topics:
Iohannes de Sacrobosco
von Megenberg, Konrad, 1309-1374
Language:
German
Genre:
Manuscripts, Medieval
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 574
Orbis Record:
9600948
Orbis Barcode:
39002104687364
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
1300551
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
9998997
PID:
digcoll:3698463

Number of Pages: 15
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