82 leaves : 372 x 280 (279 x 180) mm. bound to 380 x 290 mmPaper, i + 82 + i; [3-4], 5-78, [i], 79, [80-81, i], 82, [83], 84-120 (odd-numbered pages contain full-page illustrations and are not numbered), [121], 124, [125], 126, [127], 128, [129], 130, [131-133], 134, [135-137], 138, [139], 140, [141-142], 143, [144], 145-163, [164], 165, [166]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.Text pages written in 31 long lines.Written in cursive script by a single hand.31 full-page illustrations (numbered Estampa I-Estampa XXXI) of keys to ciphers, in black, red, and green ink, including keys with string pointers (p. 95, 97), a movable sleeve (p. 125), volvelles (p. 129), and grilles (p. 131-133, 135-137). Full-page illustrations as well as small tables and examples inserted in text have simple decorative geometric frames. Rubrics, marginal headings, some initials and words, and pagination in red ink.Table, p. 18 [=16]Table, p. 19 [=17]Table, p. 20 [=18]Table, p. 21 [=19]Table, p. 22 [=20]Diagram, p. 23 [=21]Table, p. 24 [=22]Table, p. 25 [=23]Diagram, p. 26 [=24]Volvelle, p. 27 [=25]Musical notation, p. 29 [=27]Diagram, p. 30 [=28]Table, p. 31 [=29]Table, p. 34 [=32]Table, p. 35 [=33]Table, p. 36 [=34]Table, p. 38 [=36]Table, p. 41 [=39]Diagram, p. 42 [=40]Drawing, p. 43 [=41]Key, p. 46 [=44]Table, p. 47 [=45]Drawing, p. 48 [=46]Diagram, p. 49 [=47]Diagram, p. 53 [=51]Cipher, p. 59 [=57]Drawing, p. 60 [=58]Table, p. 69 [=67]Table, p. 72 [=70]Table, p. 73 [=71]Table, p. 74 [=72]Table, p. 76 [=74]Table, p. 77 [=75]Table, p. 78 [=76]Key, p. [77]Key, p. 80 [=79]Key, p. 81 [=80]Key, p. 81Table, p. 82Key, p. 83Table, p. 84Key, p. 85Key, p. 87Table, p. 88Key, p. 89Key, p. 91Table, p. 92Key, p. 93Table, p. 94Key with string pointer, p. 95Key with string pointer, p. 97Table, p. 98Key, p. 99Table, p. 100Key, p. 101Key, p. 103Table, p. 104Key, p. 105Table, p. 106Key, p. 107Table, p. 108Key, p. 109Table, p. 110Key, p. 111Key, p. 113Table, p. 114Key, p. 115Key, p. 117Table, p. 119Table, p. 120Table, p. 121Table, p. 124 [=122]Key with movable sleeve, p. 125 [=123]Table, p. 127 [=125]Volvelles, p. 129 [=127]Cipher grille, p. 130 [=128]Table, p. 132 [=130]Cipher grille, p. 135 [=133]Table, p. 139 [=137]Drawing, p. 140 [=138][=138]Table, p. 141 [=139]Table, p. 147 [=145]Table, p. 150 [=148]Table, p. 153 [=151]Table, p. 155 [=153]Table, p. 156 [=154]Table, p. 161 [=159]Table, p. 162 [=160]Table, p. 163 [=161]

Contemporary Spanish calf; restored spine with fragment of early label (De zifras).

Written in Spain, possibly Navarre, ca. 1600 (examples dated 1591, p. 120-121; 1600, p. 108, 114).

ca. 1600SpainSold by Martayan Lan, cat. 28 (Sept. 2001), no. 189, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.Ciphers--Early works to 1800Cryptography--Early works to 1800CodicesTables (documents)TreatisesVolvellesManuscripts, Spanish--16th centuryManuscripts, Spanish--17th centuryManuscripts, RenaissanceManuscripts, European