THE CODEX OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROLOGY OF KING WENCELSLAUS – Browsing Facsimile Edition Posted on March 8, 2022 by P. James Clark Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Thank you. It is mesmerisingly beautiful to see.
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Thank you for sharing this lovely thing. It looks as if WENCELSLAUS might be one who started the fever in Prague for French-and-Italian style. It would last for centuries but seems to have really kicked off in from the 1370s when the papal court returned to Rome. You can see echoes from earlier charts made for the French court, too. Marvellous!
I’m being lazy, I know, but what does your fascimile edition say about the scribes, pictors and illuminators, if anything? I’d be interested to know if they’d been sent with their know-how as gifts to the court. There is good reason to think that astronomical studies started in Prague with such a human ‘gift’ too.