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Bod-Inc: A-283

Angeli, Johannes



Analysis of Content

[*1v] Civitates octo climatum. Incipit: ‘Ciuitates primi climatis. Arim. Tanabau . . .’

[*1v] ‘Figura characterum duodecim signorum celi.’

[*2r] Ratdolt, Erhardus: [Letter to] Albrecht IV, Count Palatine, Duke of Bavaria. Incipit: ‘Non me fugit, illustrissime princeps, clarissimos quarumlibet professionum viros haud mediocri apud veteres labore aut noua cudendo aut iam edita scriptis illustrando desudasse . . .’

[*2v] [Note on the contents of the text.] Incipit: ‘[E]tsi plurima astrologiae diuini numinis consciae accommoda astrolabii officio demonstrentur . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 529.

[*3r] Angeli, Johannes: ‘Opus astrolabii.’ Incipit: ‘[P]rima pars huius libri principalis tabulas pro quolibet climate duas in se continet. Prima enim tabula cuiuslibet signi et gradus ascendens qualibet hora atque minuto ostendit . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1094. BSB‑Ink suggests Petrus de Abano as the author of a part of the Astrolabium: see also Das Heidelberger Schicksalsbuch. Das ‘Astrolabium planum' deutsch aus CPG 832 der Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, ed. B. D. Haage (Frankfurt am Main, 1981), 57-9.


Imprint: Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, [6 Oct.? or 27 Nov.?] 1488. 4°.

Remarks: The colophon reads ‘vigesimoseptimo kalendas Novembris.’


Collation: [*]4 a–e8 f–s4 t–y8 z12 A–C8 D12.

Remarks: Collation as BMC, not GW.

Illustrations: 443 woodcuts.


ISTC: ia00711000

GW: GW 1900;

Hain: H *1100;

Goff: Goff A‑711;

BMC: BMC II 382;

Proctor: Pr 1876;

Others: Jim Bennett and Domenico Bertolini Meli, Astronomy Books in the Whipple Museum 1478-1600 (Cambridge, 1994), 18-19, no. 4; BSB‑Ink E‑63; CIBN A‑379; Hillard 135; Schramm XXIII p. 25; Schreiber V 3316; Sheppard 1318-19.

LCN: 14866621


Copy number: A-283(1)

Wanting the blank leaf D12.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 225 × 169 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 220 × 151 mm.

A few sixteenth-century marginal notes.

Provenance: Amadasio de' Ghislieri (fl. 1487); on [*3v]: ‘Mei amadasii de ghisileriis decretorum doctoris'. In the Bodleian Library by 1620; see James, Catalogus (1620), 22.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.4.

Copy number: A-283(2)

Bound with:
1. Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Sphaera mundi. Leipzig: Conrad Kachelofen, [1489] (J‑179);
MS.: 6 folios with a treatise on the construction of a sundial, incipit: ‘Capitulum primum: De preparatione tabule. Pro compositione instrumenti per quod faciliter horam . . .'; see Ernst Zinner, Verzeichnis der astronomischen Handschriften des deutschen Kulturgebietes (Munich, 1925), nos 9798-9; Thorndike–Kibre 1130 with a reference to Vatican Library, MS. Pal. lat. 1439, fols 68v -75; watermark of a crown, close to Picard I, xii: 46;
2. Johannes Regiomontanus, Ephemerides. Venice: Petrus Liechtenstein, for Johannes Lucilius Santritter, 15 Oct. 1498 (R‑039(3));
3. Firminus de Bellavalle, Opusculum repertorii prognosticon in mutationes aeris. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, [before 4 Nov.] 1485 (F‑062(5)).

Wanting the blank leaf D12.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English gold-tooled brown morocco; marbled pastedowns and gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 222 × 160 × 49 mm.

Size of leaf: 212 × 155 mm.

Provenance: Stephen Peter Rigaud (1774-1839). Purchased in 1839 by the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford; stamp. Transferred in 1935.

SHELFMARK: Rigaud e.358(4).

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