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Astronomical diagrams: MS 377

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Titles

Astronomical diagrams

Maker(s)

Proctor, Robert (Binder)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Paper (watermark cf. Briquet no. 15152), 8 fols. (paginated in black ink 2 – 17), 310 x 220 mm.

BINDING: 2007, limp vellum binding by Robert Proctor, Fitzwilliam Museum

CONTENTS: Diagrams painted in red, blue, black and yellow, some including discs mounted on paper and silk pointer threads: fol. 1r-v Theorica Solis
fols. 2r – 3r Theorica Lune; fols. 3v – 4r Theorica de tribus superioribus
fol. 5r Theorica Mercurii; fol. 6r Figura visibilis…diversitate aspectus; fol. 6v Tabula ostendens maximam latitudinem; fol. 7r-v Theorica declinationum
fol. 8v Diameter reflections.

Notes

History note: Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford (stamp, fols. 5v, 8v); purchased from Davis and Orioli, Wallingford, Berkshire by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1936.

Place(s) associated

  • Cambridge (Cambs.) ⪼ Cambridgeshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1936) by Davis and Orioli

Dating

Late 15th century
Circa 1490 CE - Circa 1499 1499 CE

Note

Binding by Robert Proctor, Fitzwilliam Museum, 2007

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Materials used in production

Ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper Page:

Techniques used in production

Painting Illuminated manuscript

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 377
Primary reference Number: 169781
Project ID: 3529
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 18 August 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 18 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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