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[Perpetual calendar with Metonic cycle] [manuscript].

Publication:
[Italy?, ca. 1480]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
8 leaves : paper, illustrated ; 201 x 142 mm. bound to 203 x 147 mm.
Subjects:
Easter -- Early works to 1800.
Perpetual calendars -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Devotional calendars.
Diagrams.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Language:
Latin, with a few notes in Italian.
Summary:
Liturgical calendar with some astronomical notes, such as indications of when the sun enters signs of the zodiac, and a circular diagram with 19 divisions around the circumference, corresponding to the 19 Julian years of the Metonic cycle (f. 1r). The calendar is followed by a few tables concerning the golden numbers and the dates of Septuagesima and Easter (f. 7r-7v), a hand-shaped diagram and table concerning the moon and the signs of the zodiac (f. 8r), and a list of combinations of planets (f. 8v).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Script: Written in humanistic script.
Decoration: 2 diagrams in red and black ink (circle, f. 1r; hand with numbers at joints, f. 8r); 4 tables in red and black ink (f. 7r-8r); red ink used for headings and feast days in calendar (f. 1r-6v).
Binding: Vellum ruled and stamped in gold.
Origin: Possibly written in Italy, ca. 1480 (dates in table, f. 7v).
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, June 2001.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 74 (LJS 420).
Cited as:
LJS 420
OCLC:
759121861
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