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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 827
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Late Medieval Composite Manuscript of Computistic and Astronomical Content
Paper · 342 pp. · 29.5 x 21 cm · Lake Constance region · 1425/28
Latin, German
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This composite volume, written between 1425 and 1425 in the Lake Constance regions, though not at the Abbey of St. Gall, contains Latin versions of a great many computistic/astronomical/cosmographical treatises, including the widely disseminated work De sphaera mundi by John of Sacrobosco and his arithmetical foundation work Tractatus de algorismo. The manuscript, organized according to the calendar, also contains illustrations: the twelve signs of the zodiac, a map of the winds, sketches of the ecliptics of the sun and moon, planets and constellations, a diagrammatic guide for bloodletting, a set of early medieval Terra Orbis-type world maps, and (on pages 265 and 266) twelve simple illustrations for the months with brief rhyming proverbs in German derived from the nature- and landscape-dominated everyday life of the people of the late middle ages. (smu)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 279-280.
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1500. BD. III: Die Handschirften der Bibliotheken St. Gallen-Zürich, Text bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, Rudolf Gamper und Marlis Stähli, Dietikon-Zürich, 1983, Nr. 190, S. 69.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0827 (
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