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Astronomical and Medical Miscellany: Toledan Constellation Tables; De Dispositione Aeris; De Prognosticationibus Egritudinem; etc.

Object Details

Title:

Astronomical and Medical Miscellany: Toledan Constellation Tables; De Dispositione Aeris; De Prognosticationibus Egritudinem; etc.

Artists/Makers:

Unknown

Robert Grosseteste (English, about 1168 - 1253)

and Hippocrates (Greek, about 460 - 377 B.C.)

and Nicholas of Lynn (English, died after 1380)

and William Reade (English, about 1325 - 1385)

and William of Moerbeke (Flemish, about 1215 - 1286)

Culture:

English

Place:

Worcester, England; Oxford (probably), England (Place Created)

Date:

late 14th century, shortly after 1386

Medium:

Pen and black ink and tempera on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with black morocco

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig XII 7 (83.MO.136)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 21.3 × 15.2 cm (8 3/8 × 6 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
late 14th century

Possibly William Reade, English, about 1325 - 1385

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or William Grisaunt, English, died 1350
Note: Both William Grisaunt and William Rede were fellows of Merton College in Oxford, where the studies of astronomy and astrology flourished. It is therefore very likely that the present collection was assembled and written during their stay at Oxford.

15th century - 16th century

Radulphus Moulder and Thomas Bell, British, 1486 - 1566

until 1919

Private Collection [sold, Sotheby's, London, July 30, 1919, lot 217, to Maggs Bros. Ltd.]

1919

Maggs Bros. Ltd., sold to Sydney C. Cockerell, October 28, 1919

1919 - 1957

Sydney C. Cockerell, English, 1867 - 1962 [sold, Sotheby's, London, April 3, 1957, lot 11, to Mrs. Schilling.]

1957

Rosy Schilling, German, 1888 - 1971, sold to H.P. Kraus, 1957.

1957 -

Hans P. Kraus, Sr., American, born Austria, 1907 - 1988
Source: H.P. Kraus, Catalogue 85. Distinguished Books and Manuscripts (New York, 1957), no. 6.

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Harrison David Horblit, American, 1912 - 1988

- 1983

Dr. Peter Ludwig, German, 1925 - 1996 and Irene Ludwig, German, 1927 - 2010, sold to J.Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
From this World to Others: One Thousand Years of the History of Astronomy (December 1, 2000 to May 13, 2001) (fols. 1v-2; fols. 50v-51)
  • The Huntington Library (San Marino), December 1, 2000 to May 13, 2001
Touching the Past: The Hand in the Medieval Book (July 7 to September 27, 2015) (fols. 50v-51)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 7 to September 27, 2015
The Wondrous Cosmos in the Medieval World (April 30 to July 21, 2019) (fols. 50v-51)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 30 to July 21, 2019
Bibliography
Bibliography

Catalogue of Printed Books and  Few Manuscripts: The Property of the Rev. B. Alfred Sharp, Sotheby's, Wilkinson & Hodge, 30 July, 1919.

Saxl, Fritz. Verzeichnis astrologischer und mythologischer illustrierter Handschriften des lateinischen Mittelalters / von Fritz Saxl, Carl Winters Heidelberg,1927.

Kraus, Hans P. Catalogue 85, New York, 1957, lot 6.

Sotheby's & Co, London, Catalogue of Nineteen Highy Distinguished Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the 10th to the 16th Century, 3 April, 1957.

Sotheby & Co., London. Catalogue of Highly Important Old Master Paintings. July 3, 1963.

von Euw, Anton, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 3 (1982), pp. 176-82.

"Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12, 1984, pp. 299-300.

Hamel, Christopher de. "Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Library of Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962)." The British Library Journal 13, no. 1 (1987), pp. 186-210, esp. p. 204.

King, David. A. A Forgotten Cistercian System of Numerical Notation, Citeaux, 46, 1995, pp. 183-208.

Burnett, Charles. „King Ptolemy and Alchandreus the Philosopher: The earliest texts on the astrolabe and Arabic astrology at Fleury, Micy and Chartres." Annals of Science 55:4 (1998), pp. 329-368 (URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00033799800200241 [01/08/2009]).