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LJS 463 - Stegmüller, Heinrich - [Medical and astrological miscellany]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 463 - Stegmüller, Heinrich - [Medical and astrological miscellany]
Stegmüller, Heinrich.
[Medical and astrological miscellany] [manuscript].
[Buchau, Germany], 1443.
Physical description:
72 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 230 x 163 (160 x 110) mm. bound to 240 x 170 mm.
Calendar for the diocese of Constance, combining liturgical and medical information, followed by a compilation of German texts concerning astrology and medicine.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Parchment, i (paper) + 72 + i (paper); 1-9⁸ 10²; [1-74]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 31-34 long lines; frame-ruled in faint ink, with ruling in faint ink visible for rubrics in textura.
Script: Written in Gothic textura (calendar and rubrics) and cursive script in the hand of Heinrich Stegmüller, followed by later notes in 2 different hands (f. 73r-74r).
Decoration: 53 pen-and-wash illustrations, mostly in medallions, including the signs of the zodiac and labors of the months (f. 1r-18v); another set of the signs of the zodiac (f. 19r-28v); male and female figures representing the planets, sun, and moon (Saturn, f. 30r; Jupiter, f. 32r; Mars, f. 33r; the Sun, f. 34v; Venus, f. 35v; Mercury, f. 36v; the Moon, f. 37v); a scene of two men reading and making astronomical observations outdoors (f. 41v); scenes representing the four temperaments (f. 43r-45v); and medical illustrations (f. 52r-69v).
Binding: Pressed pigskin with metal clasps.
Origin: Signed in Buchau (near Biberach), northeast of Lake Constance in southern Germany, 1443.
Cite as:
LJS 463
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 463
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