Textos Astronomicos

 
 
 
 

The manuscript of the National Library of Berlin, is listed as “Astronomical and Astrological Code” is a compendium of texts of classical astronomy and astrology, written in Gothic, compiled and illustrated presumably in the second half of the fourteenth century in France or Flanders from an anonymous author, but certainly a connoisseur of scientific matter as of his popular use. It is presumed that it belonged to prince Federico Guglielmo di Prussia and arrived only in 1997, in Berlin. The astronomical code of Berlin consists of twelve cards, corresponding to 24 pages, forming a sesterno, in the format of 11 x 15.5 cm. The writing is in Gothic. The parchments have 43 colored drawings with the quadrant for the celestial orientation, the zodiac signs and the astrological houses, the hours and days of the week with the lunar, the names of the stars and the Ptolemaic constellations, the tables of the months with the indication of celestial and atmospheric phenomena and, finally, the astrolabe. The facsimile code is printed on parchment paper, specially aged and stiffened. All the cards, trimmed to respect the outline of the original, have been collected and sewn by hand. The binding is in red leather with the gold impression of an astrological symbol.The circulation is 995 copies numbered and certified by notary. Code and commentary volume are kept in a velvet-lined box

 
 
 
 
FEATURES

Original (11th-12th century) preserved in the Berlin Library
Volume format 15.5 x 11 cm
24 pages
Special paper in aged parchment
Sheets assembled, folded and sewn by hand
Leather binding on wooden support
Historical, artistic and paleographic study volume
Presented in an elegant case
Single edition of 995 copies, certified and numbered by means of notary deed


 
FEATURES

Original (11th-12th century) preserved in the Berlin Library
Volume format 15.5 x 11 cm
24 pages
Special paper in aged parchment
Sheets assembled, folded and sewn by hand
Leather binding on wooden support
Historical, artistic and paleographic study volume
Presented in an elegant case
Single edition of 995 copies, certified and numbered by means of notary deed


 


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