Manuscript Summary: This manuscript contains the "Dragmaticon", a work by the scholar Wilhelm de Conches, a member of the School of Chartres. It is possible that the codex was produced in about 1230 in the area of Cologne in a scholastic circle and that it is among the oldest surviving texts of the "Dragmaticon", which is transmitted in a total of about 70 medieval manuscripts. The portable format, assorted schemata and tables provided, and the script used (Gothic cursive) indicate that the manuscript was intended for university use. The first section of the manuscript contains a computus for determining when movable feast days should fall.
Auction Sotheby's on Monday 16 June 1997, Catalogue LN7382 "The Beck Collection of Illuminated Manuscripts", Sotheby's, London 1997, pp. 77-80. Show standard description
Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 188
Parchment · 33 ff. · 21.0 x 13.6 cm · Western Germany (Rhineland) · about 1230
William of Conches, Dragmaticon, and the Compotus, Texts on Science and Astronomy
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 188, f. 27r – William of Conches, Dragmaticon, and the Compotus, Texts on Science and Astronomy (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0188)