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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 226 - Certain astrological and astronomical figures.

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10-2014

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Certain astrological and astronomical figures: cut out of a manuscript book dated 1410. Written in England and Spain, ca. 1410, in Latin. Collection of astrological and astronomical diagrams gathered from 3 earlier manuscripts. After a later parchment bifolium (f. 1-2, with inscription dated 1861 and 18th- or 19th-century English title) come 3 leaves from an early 15th-century English manuscript, perhaps the manuscript book dated 1410 referred to in the title on the later bifolium. These present diagrams that are a template for a horoscope (f. 3v), a circular zodiac calendar with no indication of year (f. 4r), and 2 diagrams related to Cabala as it was understood in Europe at the time (f. 4v-5r).

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History | Medieval Studies | Other Arts and Humanities

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 226 - Certain astrological and astronomical figures.

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