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Compendio di sfera, e di geografia nel quale si contengono li costumi, governi, religgioni, e porprietà di tutti i paesi dell'mondo ... [manuscript].

Publication:
[Italy, 17--]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
262 leaves : paper, ill. ; 210 x 170 (158 x 114) mm. bound to 218 x 175 mm.
Subjects:
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Globes -- Early works to 1800.
Solar system -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Drawings.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
Italian.
Summary:
This is v. 1 only (of a 2 v. set), including the "De sfera" and physical geography; there is a table of contents to both volumes.
Contents:
1. f.1r-21v: Della sfera in generale.
2. f.22r-33v: Delli usi della sfera [includes problems in latitude, determining the hour for rising and setting of the sun, declensions, etc.].
3. f.34r-251r: Compendio di geografia [world geography by continent
Europe, Asia, Africa, America
describing physical and political units with some remarks on customs].
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. 2r). Addendum to the title "Con tutte le novittá occorse circa la muttasion de dominii stabilliti nella Pace d'Utrech, e Bada nell anno 1713" indicates that the text is up-to-date.
Foliation: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 262 + i (contemporary paper); [ii], 1-251, [ix]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand, with table of contents (f. 252r-255r) and foliation in a second hand.
Decoration: Pen-and-ink diagrams of the solar system: sistema di Tolomeo (f. 4v); sistema di Copernico (f. 5r); sistema di Ticone (f. 6r); eclipses of the sun and moon, (f. 16r-v, 17v); and a compass rose (f. 260v).
Binding: Contemporary calf.
Origin: Written in Italy, 18th century, after 1714.
Penn Provenance:
Accessioned, 1962.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 131 (Ms. Italian 189).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 418
OCLC:
155968824
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