De Sphaera

ALTERNATIVE TITLES
De Sphaera; De Sphaera Estense.
CURRENT LOCATION
Italy, Modena, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, α.X.2.14 = Lat.209.
FACSIMILE EDITION
De Sphaera: Il Bulino edizioni d’arte (Modena, 2010). Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document: the facsimile reproduces as close as possible the codicological characteristics of the original document; the binding corresponds to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment. Limited edition: 980 copies. Commentary: Italian. Slipcase. Other facsimile editions of the same document have been published: co-edition Il Bulino edizioni d’arte (Modena, 1995), M. Moleiro Editor (Barcelona, 1995) and Faksimile Verlag (Munich, 1995).
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FEATURES – Codex on parchment, 245 x 164 mm, 32 pp.
ORIGIN – Italy: Milan.
CHRONOLOGY – 15th century: 1450-1460.
PATRONAGE AND OWNERS – The manuscript was probably commissioned by Bianca Maria Visconti (1425-1468) and Francesco I Sforza (1401-1466). Afterwards it belonged to Bianca Maria Sforza (1472-1510).
GENRE – Treatises / Secular books; Astronomy / Astrology.
CONTENTS – Commentary on the medieval treatise De Sphaera Mundi by Johannes de Sacrobosco.
LANGUAGE – Italian.
SCRIPT – Gothic.
DECORATION – 15 full-page miniatures, 9 astronomical drawings, 1 tabula climatum.
ARTIST – Cristoforo de Predis.
STYLE – Renaissance.


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