Paperblanks Flexi Astronomica De Sideribus Tractatus Midi Journal - Lined 176pages
Astronomica De Sideribus Tractatus
Discover the legends of the constellations! This design highlights the craftsmanship involved in creating illuminated books such as De sideribus tractatus, a 15th-century manuscript copy of De astronomia. Though the 1st-century BC original is long lost, it has been kept alive by the scribes and miniaturists who reproduced it.
Discover the ancient Roman legends of the constellations with this intriguing journal cover. Reproducing images from De sideribus tractatus, a 15th-century manuscript copy of a treatise on astronomy known as De astronomia, this fascinating design is now a part of The New York Public Librarys Spencer Collection.
The original De astronomia is most commonly believed to have been composed late in the 1st century B.C. by C. Julius Hyginus, a freedman of Augustus Caesar and chief librarian of the then recently established Palatine Library in Rome. The original is long lost. Over the centuries, manuscript copies of the treatise were created in order to preserve Hyginus words and reflections. The work was transmitted by scribes who painstakingly reproduced the original text, word by word and copy by copy, and artists called miniaturists who supplied the appropriate illustrations in each. Today, only 88 manuscript copies survive, the earliest dating to the 9th century.
The illuminated manuscript known as De sideribus tractatus is featured in the new Treasures of The New York Public Library exhibit. We are honoured to partner with the Library to bring this fascinating document to our Paperblanks collection.
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|Width: 130mm (5")
|Height: 180mm (7")
|GSM (PAPER WEIGHT)
|Flexible Soft Cover