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Tabulae directionum et profectionum LJS 172
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Abstract

Astronomical tables of declinations and ascensions and a table of sines, copied not long after their completion by Regiomontanus in 1467.

Physical Description

Support: parchment and paper; Extent: 95 leaves : 214 x 142 mm. bound to 220 x 152 (170 x 98) mm; Collation: Paper with 2 parchment bifolia, 95; 1¹²(-1) 2-8¹²; inner and outer bifolia of first gathering parchment, with first leaf now missing; [1-190 (151-167 blank)], modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners 1-55, upper right recto 57-185; modern signatures in pencil, 1-8, lower left first recto.

Layout

Written in 48 long lines, with vertical bounding lines in ink (text); most tables in landscape orientation, with 18 columns, with double vertical and upper horizontal bounding lines.

Script

Written in Gothic cursive script by Johannes de Kuppferberg (p. 33).

Decoration

Tables in black and red ink (p. 35-150, 168-185); rubrication, underlining, and paragraph numbers in text in red ink, with spaces left for initials 3 to 6 lines in height (p. 1-33).

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger from first printed edition.

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Spine

Keywords
15th century
Tables
Astronomy
Paper
Austria
Hungary
Austrian
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Place of Origin

Austria or Hungary

Date

Written in Austria or Hungary, circa 1476 (based on watermark).

Binding

Modern mottled calf with paste paper endpapers, marbled edges, and 19th-century gilt spine laid down.

Language

Latin

Provenance

Sold by a French dealer before 1957 (catalog description, inside upper cover).

Sold by Laurence Witten to Harrison D. Horblit, 1957.

Appears in H. P. Kraus's cat. 155 (1980), no. 16.

Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 3.

Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.

Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.

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Place of Origin

Austria or Hungary

Date

Written in Austria or Hungary, circa 1476 (based on watermark).

Language

Latin

Provenance

Sold by a French dealer before 1957

Sold by Laurence Witten to Harrison D. Horblit, 1957.

Appears in H. P. Kraus's cat. 155

Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz

Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.

Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

Astronomical tables of declinations and ascensions and a table of sines, copied not long after their completion by Regiomontanus in 1467.

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger from first printed edition.

Script note

Written in Gothic cursive script by Johannes de Kuppferberg (p. 33).

Decoration Note

Tables in black and red ink (p. 35-150, 168-185); rubrication, underlining, and paragraph numbers in text in red ink, with spaces left for initials 3 to 6 lines in height (p. 1-33).

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

References
Binding Images

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Spine

Keywords
15th century
Tables
Astronomy
Paper
Austria

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Hungary
Austrian
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