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Cosmographies Ms. Codex 761
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Manuscript Overview
References
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Abstract

Four ancient Greek cosmographies in Latin translation: Plato's Timaeus translated and with a commentary by Calcidius, Aristotle's De mundo translated by Ioannes Argyropoulos, Philo's De incorruptione mundi probably translated by Lilius Tifernas, and Cleomedes's De mundo translated by Carolus Valgulius.

Physical Description

Support: paper; Extent: 341 leaves : 203 x 144 (130 x 73) mm. bound to 214 x 146 mm; Foliation: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 340 + i (contemporary paper); [1-340]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.

Layout

Written in 23 long lines; ruled in drypoint.

Script

Written in a humanistic script by more than one hand. Marginal and interlinear annotations in various hands.

Decoration

Rubricated headings, marginal notes, and paragraph marks; spaces left for initials, some filled in, many with guide letters visible; diagrams throughout.

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 (Zacour-Hirsch).

List of contents in contemporary hand (front flyleaf [i] recto).

2nd work Pseudo-Aristotle (Zacour-Hirsch).

3rd work probably translated by Lilius Tifernas (Zacour-Hirsch, Supplement A, Corrigenda). Title from explicit (f. 274r).

4th work translated by Carolus Valgulius, translation dedicated to Cesare Borgia. Only known work of Cleomedes, later translated under various titles, now known as De mundo.

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.

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Keywords
15th century
16th century
Diagrams
Astronomy
Italy
Italian
Paper
Cosmology
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Place of Origin

Italy

Date

Written in Italy, ca. 1500 (Zacour-Hirsch).

Binding

Contemporary tooled calf.

Language

Latin

Provenance

Sold by Helmuth Domizlaff (Munich), 1950.

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Place of Origin

Italy

Date

Written in Italy, ca. 1500 (Zacour-Hirsch).

Language

Latin

Provenance

Sold by Helmuth Domizlaff

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

Four ancient Greek cosmographies in Latin translation: Plato's Timaeus translated and with a commentary by Calcidius, Aristotle's De mundo translated by Ioannes Argyropoulos, Philo's De incorruptione mundi probably translated by Lilius Tifernas, and Cleomedes's De mundo translated by Carolus Valgulius.

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).

List of contents in contemporary hand (front flyleaf [i] recto).

2nd work Pseudo-Aristotle (Zacour-Hirsch).

3rd work probably translated by Lilius Tifernas (Zacour-Hirsch, Supplement A, Corrigenda). Title from explicit (f. 274r).

4th work translated by Carolus Valgulius, translation dedicated to Cesare Borgia. Only known work of Cleomedes, later translated under various titles, now known as De mundo.

Script note

Written in a humanistic script by more than one hand. Marginal and interlinear annotations in various hands.

Decoration Note

Rubricated headings, marginal notes, and paragraph marks; spaces left for initials, some filled in, many with guide letters visible; diagrams throughout.

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
16th century
Diagrams
Astronomy
Italy
Italian
Paper
Cosmology
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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