Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI

LJS 494 Marʼeh ha-ofanim ... etc.

Title

Marʼeh ha-ofanim ... etc.

Authors

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Call number

LJS 494
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Hebrew

Origin

Written in northern Italy in the second quarter of the 15th century (based on watermark information).
Date
between 1425 and 1450
Place
Italy

Summary

Hebrew translation of a fundamental treatise on medieval astronomy and cosmology that describes and illustrates the Ptolemaic model of a spherical earth divided into climactic zones at the center of the concentric spheres of the universe. Followed by Ruaḥ ha-ḥen, a 13th-century philosophical work that was a popular introduction to science, here attributed to Yehudah ibn Tibon. It has also been attributed to Jacob ben Abba Mari ben Samson Anatoli and Zeraḥyah ha-Yeṿani. Occasional marginal notes. Final page contains Hebrew notes and pen trials by various hands (f. 22v).

Notes

Watermark

Briquet Tête de boeuf à yeux 14871 (Brescia, 1434-1445).

Extent

22 leaves : 209 x 151 (143 x 104) mm. bound to 220 x 186 mm

Foliation

Paper, iii (modern) + 22 + xxxv (modern); 1¹² 2¹⁰; [1-22], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.

Support

Paper

Binding

20th-century half morocco over cloth; gatherings sewn on stubs.

Layout

  • Written in 31-34 long lines; ruled in faint ink for horizontals with vertical bounding lines in lead.
  • Decoration

    3 astronomical diagrams (f. 1v, 2v, 10r); occasional manicules (f. 9v, 13r).

    Script

  • Written in Ashkenazic semi-cursive script by 2 hands (f. 1r-11v, 12r-22r).
  • Provenance

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    Fol. 1r
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    Fol. 2v
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    Fol. 4v
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    Fol. 7v
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    Fol. 8r
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    Fol. 8v
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    Fol. 9r
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    Fol. 9v
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    Fol. 10r
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    Fol. 13r
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    Fol. 13v
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    Fol. 14r
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    Fol. 14v
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    Fol. 15r
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    Fol. 15v
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    Fol. 17v
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    Fol. 18r
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    Fol. 18v
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    Fol. 19r
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    Fol. 19v
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    Fol. 20r
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    Fol. 21v
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    Fol. 22r
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    Fol. 22v
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    I recto
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    I verso
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    Ii recto
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    Xxxiv verso
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    Xxxv recto
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    Xxxv verso
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    Inside back cover
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    Back cover
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    Spine
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