Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI

LJS 499 Igeret orḥot ʻolam ... etc.

Title

Igeret orḥot ʻolam ... etc.

Authors

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Call number

LJS 499
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Hebrew

Origin

Written in northern Italy, probably Ferrara, after 1525 (Edna Engel).
Date
after 1525
Place
Italy

Summary

Geographical treatise on the locations of all dispersed Jewish peoples, including the first mention of the New World in Hebrew, a diagram representing the sky over the New World, and accounts of the coasts of Africa, India, and the Far East, followed by a copy of a brief 15th-century treatise on chess.

Notes

Extent

36 leaves : 197 x 143 (130 x 92) mm. bound to 206 x 153 mm

Collation

Paper, i + 36 + i; 1-3¹⁰ 4⁶. Catchwords on most leaves (f. 2-33), lower left verso.

Support

Paper

Binding

Modern morocco, blind-tooled, over pasteboards.

Layout

  • Written in 30 long lines; ruled in faint ink with vertical bounding lines.
  • Decoration

    Diagram of 6 stars and 16 symbols resembling the letter S, with a caption explaining that they represent stars and lines in the sky in the New World (f. 32v); decorative additions in the outer margins of the early leaves of the manuscript, including several manicules (f. 1r-12v).

    Script

  • Written in Italian semi-cursive Hebrew script by Joseph ben Abraham Finzi Delinyago (Sotheby's), with a note and drawing in the hand of the author (f. 32v, according to Edna Engel), and a brief work added at the end of the manuscript in a later hand (f. 35r-36r).
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