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Hyginus, De Astronomia: MS 260

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Titles

Hyginus, De Astronomia

Maker(s)

Hyginus (Author)

Description

In Latin


Ills.: Fols. 4r, 6r, 9r, 10r, 11r, 13r, 14r, 15r, 17v, 20r, 22r, 30r, 31r, 33r

Paper (watermarks, Briquet no.17, cf. Briquet 2655), ii modern paper flyleaves + i contemporary paper flyleaf + 63 fols. + iii contemporary paper flyleaves + ii modern paper flyleaves, 217 x 145 mm (aprox. 145 x 77 mm), 26 long lines, ruled in hard point, catchwords, five leaves lost after fols. 1, 7, 20, 24 and 25

BINDING: 1992, white pigskin over oak boards, rebound at the Fitzwilliam Museum by Robert Proctor, remains of contemporary binding, alum tawed skin stained pink over pasteboards, preserved with manuscript

SECUNDO FOLIO:

SCRIPT:

CONTENTS
fols. 1v-63r Hyginus, De Astronomia, Bk III (fols. 1v-34r) and Bk II (fols. 36r-63r)

DECORATION
Thirty-three pen and ink drawings of the constellations and Zodiac signs, captioned by the scribe, tinted in ochre, blue and green, with the positions of stars marked in red, in Bk III: fol. 2r Arctophilax; fol. 3r Corona; fol. 4r Engonasin; fol. 5r Lyra; fol. 6r Olor; fol. 7r Cepheus; fol. 8r Andromeda; fol. 9r Perseus; fol. 10r Heniochus; fol. 11r Ophiulcus; fol. 12r Sagitta; fol. 13r Aquila; fol. 14r Delphin; fol. 15r Equus; fols. 15v-16r Deltoton and Aries; fol. 17r Taurus; fol. 17v Gemini; fol. 19r Cancer; fol. 20r Leo; fol. 21r Scorpius; fol. 22r Sagittarius; fol. 23r Capricorn; fol. 24r Aquarius; fol. 25r Pistrix; fol. 26r Lepus; fol. 29r Orion; fol. 28r Canis; fol. 29r Prochion; fol. 30r Argo; fol. 31r Centaurus; fol. 32r Ara; fol. 33r Hydra; fol. 34r Piscis.

ORNAMENTATION
Alternate red and blue penwork initials [2 ll.].

PROVENANCE
Leonora Gonzaga (1493-1570), ownership inscriptions: La Ill[ustrissi]ma S. Leonora de Gonzaga mia pare (fol. 1r) and Leonora de gon (recto of first contemporary paper flyleaf at end); seventeenth-century inscriptions on fol. 1r including three monograpms, N EATSEB, N EOTSB R and ISABEL, the word Miliabella, and a price: ‘questo Libro uale F 32. di me Giuseppe Scotti’; eighteenth-century ownership inscription, ‘Mauricio Aymi’ (recto of first contemporary paper flyleaf at end); purchased for the Museum from Jacques Rosenthal of Munich (Catalogue 27, no. 2) in 1901.

COMMENTS

Notes

History note: Leonora Gonzaga (1493-1570), ownership inscriptions: La Ill[ustrissi]ma S. Leonora de Gonzaga mia pare (fol. 1r) and Leonora de gon (recto of first contemporary paper flyleaf at end); seventeenth-century inscriptions on fol. 1r including three monograpms, N EATSEB, N EOTSB R and ISABEL, the word Miliabella, and a price: ‘questo Libro uale F 32. di me Giuseppe Scotti’; eighteenth-century ownership inscription, ‘Mauricio Aymi’ (recto of first contemporary paper flyleaf at end); purchased for the Museum from Jacques Rosenthal of Munich (Catalogue 27, no. 2) in 1901.

Place(s) associated

  • Mantua

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1901) by Rosenthal, Jacques

Dating

Fifteenth century, second half
Circa 1470 CE - Circa 1480 1480 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Tinted drawing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: arctophilax
  • Secundo folio

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 260
Primary reference Number: 82208
Project ID: 3437
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 September 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 28 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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