Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI

LJS 449 Medical and astronomical miscellany


Medical and astronomical miscellany

Other related names

Call number

LJS 449
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers


The University of Pennsylvania Libraries


Latin and German (lower Alemannic with middle German idioms)


Written in southwestern Germany, ca. 1446.
ca. 1446


Compilation of Latin and German texts concerning astronomy, astrology (including resources for the determination of favorable and unfavorable days and a brief treatise on the astrological properties of precious stones attributed in the manuscript to the 8th/9th-century Jewish astrologer Zaël, but also known as the lapidary of Techel), and medicine (including a brief treatise on wine used for medical purposes, attributed in another manuscript to Albertus Magnus).


Similar to Briquet Tête de boeuf 14964 (1444) and 15054 (1441).


36 leaves : 294 x 210 (205 x 132-142) mm. bound to 300 x 220 mm


Paper, i (later paper) + 36 + i (later paper); [1-36]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.


Contemporary parchment, restored.


Written in 36-42 long lines (f. 2r-23v, 26v-28r) or lines in 2 columns (f. 24r-26r, 28v-36v); frame-ruled in faint ink.


36 miniatures in ink with colored washes, 8 to 30 lines in height, including calendar miniatures of the labors of the months (f. 2r-7v), astrological images (f. 12r-21v), and medical illustrations (f. 23v, 26v-28r); 13 circular diagrams (f. 1r-1v, 9r-11v), some with color; 1 7-line initial in red ink with flourishing in green (f. 12r); rubrics and paragraph marks in red, initials touched with red.


Written in bâtarde script.


Subjects topical



Table of contents



Front cover
0229_0000.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0000_thumb.jpg (3.8 KB)
0229_0000_web.jpg (261.0 KB)

Inside front cover
0229_0001.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0001_thumb.jpg (2.7 KB)
0229_0001_web.jpg (139.5 KB)

Flyleaf 1 recto
0229_0002.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0002_thumb.jpg (2.7 KB)
0229_0002_web.jpg (171.3 KB)

Flyleaf 1 verso
0229_0003.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0003_thumb.jpg (2.7 KB)
0229_0003_web.jpg (155.8 KB)

Fol. 1r
0229_0004.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0004_thumb.jpg (4.8 KB)
0229_0004_web.jpg (319.7 KB)
Section: Circular diagrams of the celestial spheres and the directions, f. 1r
Decoration: Diagram, f. 1r

Fol. 1v
0229_0005.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0005_thumb.jpg (5.3 KB)
0229_0005_web.jpg (300.0 KB)
Decoration: Diagram, f. 1v

Fol. 2r
0229_0006.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0006_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0006_web.jpg (365.8 KB)
Section: Calendar, f. 2r
Decoration: Miniature, Feasting, f. 2r

Fol. 2v
0229_0007.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0007_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
0229_0007_web.jpg (321.2 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Warming by the fire, f. 2v

Fol. 3r
0229_0008.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0008_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
0229_0008_web.jpg (335.1 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Pruning trees, f. 3r

Fol. 3v
0229_0009.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0009_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
0229_0009_web.jpg (333.8 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Training vines, f. 3v

Fol. 4r
0229_0010.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0010_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0010_web.jpg (355.2 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Courtly love, f. 4r

Fol. 4v
0229_0011.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0011_thumb.jpg (6.3 KB)
0229_0011_web.jpg (352.1 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Ploughing, f. 4v

Fol. 5r
0229_0012.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0012_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
0229_0012_web.jpg (349.8 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Mowing, f. 5r

Fol. 5v
0229_0013.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0013_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0013_web.jpg (333.6 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Reaping, f. 5v

Fol. 6r
0229_0014.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0014_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0014_web.jpg (344.4 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Treading grapes, f. 6r

Fol. 6v
0229_0015.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0015_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
0229_0015_web.jpg (335.7 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Sowing, f. 6v

Fol. 7r
0229_0016.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0016_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0016_web.jpg (339.3 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Chopping firewood, f. 7r

Fol. 7v
0229_0017.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0017_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0017_web.jpg (328.3 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Slaughtering ox, f. 7v

Fol. 8r
0229_0018.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0018_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
0229_0018_web.jpg (354.3 KB)
Section: Astrological and astronomical tables and diagrams, f. 8r

Fol. 8v
0229_0019.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0019_thumb.jpg (4.9 KB)
0229_0019_web.jpg (278.5 KB)

Fol. 9r
0229_0020.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0020_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
0229_0020_web.jpg (334.7 KB)
Decoration: Diagram, f. 9r

Fol. 9v
0229_0021.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0021_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
0229_0021_web.jpg (282.7 KB)
Decoration: Diagram, f. 9v

Fol. 10r
0229_0022.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0022_thumb.jpg (5.1 KB)
0229_0022_web.jpg (299.0 KB)
Decoration: Diagram, f. 10r

Fol. 10v
0229_0023.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0023_thumb.jpg (4.2 KB)
0229_0023_web.jpg (236.8 KB)
Decoration: Diagram, f. 10v

Fol. 11r
0229_0024.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0024_thumb.jpg (4.4 KB)
0229_0024_web.jpg (263.1 KB)
Decoration: Diagram, f. 11r

Fol. 11v
0229_0025.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0025_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
0229_0025_web.jpg (344.4 KB)
Decoration: Diagram, f. 11v

Fol. 12r
0229_0026.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0026_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
0229_0026_web.jpg (380.6 KB)
Section: Treatise in German on favorable and unfavorable days for various activities, f. 12r
Decoration: Decorated initial, Initial N, f. 12r
Decoration: Miniature, Ram representing Aries, f. 12r

Fol. 12v
0229_0027.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0027_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
0229_0027_web.jpg (358.1 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Bull representing Taurus, f. 12v

Fol. 13r
0229_0028.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0028_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0028_web.jpg (358.7 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Twins representing Gemini, f. 13r

Fol. 13v
0229_0029.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0029_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0029_web.jpg (372.7 KB)

Fol. 14r
0229_0030.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0030_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0030_web.jpg (369.1 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Crab representing Cancer, f. 14r

Fol. 14v
0229_0031.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0031_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
0229_0031_web.jpg (362.0 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Lion representing Leo, f. 14v

Fol. 15r
0229_0032.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0032_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
0229_0032_web.jpg (350.9 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Virgin representing Virgo, f. 15r

Fol. 15v
0229_0033.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0033_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0033_web.jpg (347.3 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Scales representing Libra, f. 15v

Fol. 16r
0229_0034.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0034_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0034_web.jpg (354.2 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Scorpion representing Scorpio, f. 16r

Fol. 16v
0229_0035.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0035_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0035_web.jpg (347.8 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Archer representing Sagittarius, f. 16v

Fol. 17r
0229_0036.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0036_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0036_web.jpg (360.5 KB)

Fol. 17v
0229_0037.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0037_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
0229_0037_web.jpg (349.3 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Goat representing Capricorn, f. 17v

Fol. 18r
0229_0038.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0038_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0038_web.jpg (363.2 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Water-bearer representing Aquarius, f. 18r

Fol. 18v
0229_0039.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0039_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0039_web.jpg (370.7 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, Fish representing Pisces, f. 18v

Fol. 19r
0229_0040.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0040_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
0229_0040_web.jpg (349.9 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, f. 19r

Fol. 19v
0229_0041.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0041_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
0229_0041_web.jpg (334.1 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, f. 19v

Fol. 20r
0229_0042.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0042_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
0229_0042_web.jpg (346.7 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, f. 20r

Fol. 20v
0229_0043.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0043_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
0229_0043_web.jpg (316.9 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, f. 20v

Fol. 21r
0229_0044.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0044_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
0229_0044_web.jpg (347.1 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, f. 21r

Fol. 21v
0229_0045.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0045_thumb.jpg (5.6 KB)
0229_0045_web.jpg (334.9 KB)
Decoration: Miniature, f. 21v

Fol. 22r
0229_0046.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0046_thumb.jpg (5.4 KB)
0229_0046_web.jpg (339.7 KB)

Fol. 22v
0229_0047.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0047_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0047_web.jpg (354.3 KB)

Fol. 23r
0229_0048.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0048_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
0229_0048_web.jpg (361.1 KB)
Section: De urina, f. 23r

Fol. 23v
0229_0049.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0049_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0049_web.jpg (356.2 KB)
Decoration: Medical illustration, f. 23v

Fol. 24r
0229_0050.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0050_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0050_web.jpg (350.0 KB)

Fol. 24v
0229_0051.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0051_thumb.jpg (6.5 KB)
0229_0051_web.jpg (371.9 KB)

Fol. 25r
0229_0052.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0052_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0052_web.jpg (321.6 KB)

Fol. 25v
0229_0053.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0053_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
0229_0053_web.jpg (364.0 KB)
Section: Treatise in German on bloodletting, f. 25v

Fol. 26r
0229_0054.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0054_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
0229_0054_web.jpg (307.4 KB)

Fol. 26v
0229_0055.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0055_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0055_web.jpg (355.3 KB)
Section: In dem Lentzen, f. 26v
Decoration: Medical illustration, f. 26v

Fol. 27r
0229_0056.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0056_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
0229_0056_web.jpg (316.5 KB)
Decoration: Medical illustration, f. 27r

Fol. 27v
0229_0057.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0057_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
0229_0057_web.jpg (338.4 KB)
Decoration: Medical illustration, f. 27v

Fol. 28r
0229_0058.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0058_thumb.jpg (5.5 KB)
0229_0058_web.jpg (301.7 KB)
Decoration: Medical illustration, f. 28r

Fol. 28v
0229_0059.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0059_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
0229_0059_web.jpg (369.9 KB)
Section: Dies periculosi, f. 28v

Fol. 29r
0229_0060.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0060_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
0229_0060_web.jpg (381.3 KB)
Section: Latin treatise on veins, f. 29r

Fol. 29v
0229_0061.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0061_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0061_web.jpg (362.1 KB)

Fol. 30r
0229_0062.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0062_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
0229_0062_web.jpg (367.6 KB)
Section: De proprietatibus vini, f. 30r

Fol. 30v
0229_0063.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0063_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
0229_0063_web.jpg (368.4 KB)

Fol. 31r
0229_0064.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0064_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0064_web.jpg (368.1 KB)

Fol. 31v
0229_0065.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0065_thumb.jpg (6.2 KB)
0229_0065_web.jpg (370.9 KB)

Fol. 32r
0229_0066.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0066_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
0229_0066_web.jpg (356.9 KB)

Fol. 32v
0229_0067.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0067_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
0229_0067_web.jpg (369.3 KB)
Section: Libellus magnus atque preciosus ... sigillorum, f. 32v

Fol. 33r
0229_0068.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0068_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
0229_0068_web.jpg (365.3 KB)

Fol. 33v
0229_0069.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0069_thumb.jpg (6.1 KB)
0229_0069_web.jpg (360.4 KB)

Fol. 34r
0229_0070.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0070_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0070_web.jpg (349.8 KB)

Fol. 34v
0229_0071.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0071_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
0229_0071_web.jpg (352.8 KB)

Fol. 35r
0229_0072.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0072_thumb.jpg (5.9 KB)
0229_0072_web.jpg (355.3 KB)

Fol. 35v
0229_0073.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0073_thumb.jpg (5.8 KB)
0229_0073_web.jpg (365.1 KB)

Fol. 36r
0229_0074.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0074_thumb.jpg (5.7 KB)
0229_0074_web.jpg (343.6 KB)

Fol. 36v
0229_0075.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0075_thumb.jpg (6.0 KB)
0229_0075_web.jpg (379.3 KB)

Flyleaf 1 recto
0229_0076.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0076_thumb.jpg (2.6 KB)
0229_0076_web.jpg (160.5 KB)

Flyleaf 1 verso
0229_0077.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0077_thumb.jpg (2.6 KB)
0229_0077_web.jpg (135.4 KB)

Inside back cover
0229_0078.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0078_thumb.jpg (2.7 KB)
0229_0078_web.jpg (153.3 KB)

Back cover
0229_0079.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0079_thumb.jpg (3.8 KB)
0229_0079_web.jpg (247.4 KB)

0229_0080.tif (128.6 MB)
0229_0080_thumb.jpg (3.1 KB)
0229_0080_web.jpg (146.6 KB)