[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
VMs: Libro de Astromagia
I have just bought a new book by Prof. Ewa Sniezynska-Stolot
on the iconography of zodiacal degrees in the Middle Ages
(I wrote about her earlier books some time ago) and was
quite interested to find reproductions from a MS now
in the Vatican Library _Libro de Astromagia_ by
Pseudo-Pythagoras, which originates from Spain and is
dated to 1280. It contains diagrams for all signs
with images for every degree, vaguely reminiscent
of the layout of the VMS signs. There were 2 critical editions
of it (the last one by Alfonso D'Agostino, Napoli 1992, the earlier
one by Diman and Winget, Madison 1980) and quite a number
I have taken liberty to scan the Libra image (the only one reproduced
in color in the book) and put it at (c. 380 KB):
The book itself is partly in English but may have not reached
the far libraries yet:
Ewa Sniezynska-Stolot, _Ikonografia astrologiczna w sredniowieczu.
Stopnie znakow zodiaku_, Jagiellonian University, Cracow 2002.
The bibliography is also quite extensive and interesting...