De sphaera, etc.
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- De sphaera, etc.
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- Sacro Bosco, De sphaera (Eng. tr.), etc
Askham, Anthony, fl. 1553
Sacro Bosco, Joannes de, fl. 1230
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Manuscript on paper of Joannes de Sacro Bosco, Sphaera, translated into English and supplemented by Anthony Ascham. With calendar for the years 1529-35; "The Complaynt Off Sanct Cipriane, The Grett Nigromancer," a poem by Anthony Ascham.
Binding: Eighteenth century. Brown sheepskin, blind-tooled with central panel and outer border colored dark brown. Pink spattered edges.
ff. 73v-74r blank. Leaves sewn together for rondelles.
Many leaves pasted together, some of which have become unglued. Cropped, resulting in loss of some marginalia.
Numerous explanatory drawings and tables appear throughout the manuscript, including 40 drawings of constellations; nineteen maps, accompanied by tables of longitude and latitude; nine devices that explain the movement of the heavenly bodies. All drawings are carefully drawn in brown ink, tinted with washes of green, yellow, black, brown, pink, and labelled in red or brown ink.
Script: Text written in English secretary script.
Watermarks: similar to Briquet Lettres et Monogrammes 9890 and Pot 12863.
- ff. ca. 106 : paper ; 383 x 275 (323 x 222) mm.
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- Partially digitized
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- Beinecke MS 337
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- Archives or Manuscripts
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- Sacro Bosco, Joannes de,--fl. 1230
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Astrology--Early works to 1800
English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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Sacro Bosco, De Sphaera, etc. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 337.
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