This manuscript from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at University of Texas Austin, shows the cycles of the moon as seen from the central point (earth) with the sun illuminating one side of the moon consistently and how the moon appears changed as the suns light is reflected. This is a fifteenth-century Italian manuscript which was once in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, the well known bibliophile who amassed an enormous collection of manuscripts and printed books in the nineteenth century. His materials were widely dispersed after his death and have come to reside in libraries throughout the world.
|Description: – Parchment – 243 x 172 mm – 31 lines ruled in hard point.|
|Country: Italy||Cardinal point:|
|Assigned Date: s. XVin||Searchable Date Range: 1400 – 1415|
|Dated by scribe: No||Inscribed Date:|
|Document: No||Number of Scribes: 1|
|Script: Italian rabbinic|
|Number of Texts: 1|