The rhymed texts that accompany the miniatures function as captions and are in Gothic script. The style of the manuscript and its landscape representations clearly show that it was produced by a workshop in the Lombard area. The edition presented here is a facsimile of the original, made in Modena in Associated Name De Predis, Cristoforo, Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Date Created Subject Date Language Italian Latin.
Title in Original Language Spherae coelestis et planetarum descriptio. Place Europe Italy Lombardy.
De sphaera, etc. Click on image or caption above to see image in the zoom viewer. Astrology--Early works to Astronomy, Medieval.
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English poetry--Early modern, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval. Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven. Early maps.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library. Sacro Bosco, Joannes de,--fl. 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. Many leaves pasted together, some of which have become unglued. Cropped, resulting in loss of some marginalia. Binding: Eighteenth century.