Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI

LJS 487 Treatises on astronomical instruments

Title

Treatises on astronomical instruments

Call number

LJS 487
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Latin

Origin

Written in eastern France in the 16th century, perhaps Franche-Comté or Lyonnais in the first half of the 16th century (based on script and watermarks).
Date
15--
Place
France

Summary

Anonymous treatise on constructing and using a horologium diei et noctis (combined sun dial and nocturnal), perhaps missing its first leaf, with 4 small tables (f. 4v, 6r, 6v, 8r). The uses include telling time of day and night, determining the times of sunrise and sunset and the precession of equinoxes and solstices, and measuring the height of stars. The first pages of an incomplete treatise on constructing a instrument for measuring angles called a baculus Jacob (called cross-staff or Jacob's staff in English, arbalestrille in French) follow.

Watermark

Similar to Briquet, Lettres soudées 9755 (Luxueil, 1518-1519; Dole, 1522-1530; Luxueil, 1531; Hamburg, 1533).

Extent

12 leaves : 184 x 136 (155-159 x 98) mm. bound to 190 x 145 mm

Foliation

Paper, ii (modern) + 12 + ii (modern); 1¹²; 1-12, later foliation in ink, upper right recto.

Binding

Modern quarter calf with marbled boards and endleaves; modern calligraphic Gothic inscription, Cy est manuscript de Astronomie, on flyleaf.

Layout

Written in 22-29 long lines. Some recto text affected by trimming at the right edge of the page.

Script

Written in Gothic cursive script.

Provenance

Subjects topical

Genres

Licenses

Decorations

Images


Front cover
0036_0000.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0000_thumb.jpg (7.7 KB)
0036_0000_web.jpg (561.5 KB)

Inside front cover
0036_0001.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0001_thumb.jpg (9.0 KB)
0036_0001_web.jpg (607.0 KB)

Flyleaf 1 recto
0036_0002.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0002_thumb.jpg (8.8 KB)
0036_0002_web.jpg (597.5 KB)

Flyleaf 1 verso
0036_0003.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0003_thumb.jpg (3.9 KB)
0036_0003_web.jpg (300.9 KB)

Flyleaf 2 recto
0036_0004.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0004_thumb.jpg (3.3 KB)
0036_0004_web.jpg (287.7 KB)

Flyleaf 2 verso
0036_0005.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0005_thumb.jpg (3.4 KB)
0036_0005_web.jpg (340.0 KB)

I recto
0036_0006.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0006_thumb.jpg (3.9 KB)
0036_0006_web.jpg (348.0 KB)

I verso
0036_0007.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0007_thumb.jpg (3.4 KB)
0036_0007_web.jpg (350.9 KB)

Fol. 1r
0036_0008.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0008_thumb.jpg (6.4 KB)
0036_0008_web.jpg (398.3 KB)
Decoration: Decorated initial, f. 1r

Fol. 1v
0036_0009.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0009_thumb.jpg (6.8 KB)
0036_0009_web.jpg (415.8 KB)

Fol. 2r
0036_0010.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0010_thumb.jpg (6.9 KB)
0036_0010_web.jpg (421.5 KB)

Fol. 2v
0036_0011.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0011_thumb.jpg (7.0 KB)
0036_0011_web.jpg (444.8 KB)

Fol. 3r
0036_0012.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0012_thumb.jpg (7.1 KB)
0036_0012_web.jpg (429.0 KB)

Fol. 3v
0036_0013.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0013_thumb.jpg (7.1 KB)
0036_0013_web.jpg (442.3 KB)

Fol. 4r
0036_0014.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0014_thumb.jpg (7.2 KB)
0036_0014_web.jpg (436.7 KB)

Fol. 4v
0036_0015.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0015_thumb.jpg (7.1 KB)
0036_0015_web.jpg (424.3 KB)
Decoration: Table, f. 4v

Fol. 5r
0036_0016.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0016_thumb.jpg (7.2 KB)
0036_0016_web.jpg (441.5 KB)

Fol. 5v
0036_0017.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0017_thumb.jpg (7.4 KB)
0036_0017_web.jpg (444.5 KB)

Fol. 6r
0036_0018.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0018_thumb.jpg (7.1 KB)
0036_0018_web.jpg (431.2 KB)
Decoration: Table, f. 6r

Fol. 6v
0036_0019.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0019_thumb.jpg (7.2 KB)
0036_0019_web.jpg (440.3 KB)
Decoration: Table, f. 6v

Fol. 7r
0036_0020.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0020_thumb.jpg (7.6 KB)
0036_0020_web.jpg (447.6 KB)

Fol. 7v
0036_0021.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0021_thumb.jpg (7.4 KB)
0036_0021_web.jpg (445.0 KB)

Fol. 8r
0036_0022.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0022_thumb.jpg (6.9 KB)
0036_0022_web.jpg (427.1 KB)
Decoration: Table, f. 8r

Fol. 8v
0036_0023.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0023_thumb.jpg (7.1 KB)
0036_0023_web.jpg (440.9 KB)

Fol. 9r
0036_0024.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0024_thumb.jpg (6.9 KB)
0036_0024_web.jpg (420.1 KB)

Fol. 9v
0036_0025.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0025_thumb.jpg (6.5 KB)
0036_0025_web.jpg (414.6 KB)

Fol. 10r
0036_0026.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0026_thumb.jpg (6.5 KB)
0036_0026_web.jpg (408.0 KB)

Fol. 10v
0036_0027.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0027_thumb.jpg (6.9 KB)
0036_0027_web.jpg (424.5 KB)

Fol. 11r
0036_0028.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0028_thumb.jpg (4.8 KB)
0036_0028_web.jpg (340.1 KB)

Fol. 11v
0036_0029.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0029_thumb.jpg (6.4 KB)
0036_0029_web.jpg (411.2 KB)

Fol. 12r
0036_0030.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0030_thumb.jpg (6.5 KB)
0036_0030_web.jpg (402.4 KB)

Fol. 12v
0036_0031.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0031_thumb.jpg (6.5 KB)
0036_0031_web.jpg (412.1 KB)

I recto
0036_0032.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0032_thumb.jpg (4.1 KB)
0036_0032_web.jpg (419.8 KB)

I verso
0036_0033.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0033_thumb.jpg (4.1 KB)
0036_0033_web.jpg (412.3 KB)

Flyleaf 1 recto
0036_0034.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0034_thumb.jpg (3.3 KB)
0036_0034_web.jpg (340.3 KB)

Flyleaf 1 verso
0036_0035.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0035_thumb.jpg (3.4 KB)
0036_0035_web.jpg (305.3 KB)

Flyleaf 2 recto
0036_0036.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0036_thumb.jpg (3.3 KB)
0036_0036_web.jpg (283.2 KB)

Flyleaf 2 verso
0036_0037.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0037_thumb.jpg (8.8 KB)
0036_0037_web.jpg (607.5 KB)

Inside back cover
0036_0038.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0038_thumb.jpg (8.6 KB)
0036_0038_web.jpg (598.9 KB)

Back cover
0036_0039.tif (23.9 MB)
0036_0039_thumb.jpg (7.5 KB)
0036_0039_web.jpg (563.9 KB)

Spine
0036_0040.tif (3.9 MB)
0036_0040_thumb.jpg (1.5 KB)
0036_0040_web.jpg (38.6 KB)