Tractatus Astrarii

Title:
Tractatus Astrarii
Library:
Bblioteca Capitolare
Language:
Latin
City:
PADOVA (PADUA), Italy
Shelf Mark:
ms. D. 39
Alternate Names:
Astrarium de Giovanni Dondi --
Origin:
Padua (?) , Italy
Dimensions:
33 folios -- ca. 348 x 240 mm.
Date Description:
circa 1364-1380
Author:
Giovanni Dondi dal'Orologio
Content:
Dondi’s plan for the creation of an “Astrarium” , that is, an astronomical clock, or a device to indicate at any time the position of the sun, of the moon and of the other five visible planets --
Hand:
pre-humanist gothic -- Italian semigothic bookhand --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous diagrams --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection QB 85 .D6616 2003 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete but somewhat reduced ( 292 x 196 mm.) color reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Publication Date:
2003
Place of Publication:
Conselve, Italy
Publisher:
Edizioni Think ADV
Printer:
co-editor : Nuova Scintilla, Chiogga, Italy --
Notes:
The commentary volume consists of a transcription of the Latin text, with parallel Italian translation, facing the appropriate page of the manuscript reproduced in monochrome and with the relevant section highlighted -- This is followed by modern plans for this astronomical clock and photographs of the model built in 1978, now at the University of Padua --
Bibliography:
Giovanni Dondi dall'Orologio, Tractatus astrarii, édition critique et traduction de la version A, par Emmanuel Poulle, Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance CCCLXXI, Genève, Librairie Droz, 2003, 465 pp . -- Tractatus astrarii, Biblioteca capitolare de Padova, cod. d. 39 / Giovanni Dondi dall’Orologio ; introduzioni, trascrizione e glossario a cura di Antonio Barzon ... [et al.], (Codices ex ecclesiasticis Italiae bibliothecis selecti phototypice expressi ; v. 9) Città del Vaticano : Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1960 (monochrome reproduction and transcription) --
Type of Text:
astronomical, cosmology, scientific, secular