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Sagittarius, was: VMs: Costamagna and abbreviation...
There are crossbows relating to Sagittarius
in a ME (or late modern) MS which was once owned
by Queen Christina of Sweden. There is a link to
a picture at:
(click on 'Leo' near the bottom of the page).
I think there was also one identified in a
German 'Blockbuch' (Rafal may remember).
--- DANA SCOTT <dscott520@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> No doubt there are Saggitarius examples similar to
> that seen in the VMS if one looks hard enough.
> Correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to recall that
> Rene had stated the identification of the
> Saggitarius figure drawn in the VMS. Was is related
> to a manuscript know to Queen Isabela? Sorry, but I
> really don't recall for sure.
> Dana Scott
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: luis.velez@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 12:58 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: VMs: Costamagna and
> Hi Petr,
> Sounds like a great idea - I'm trying to get
> several people from Italy to cooperate on this, as
> well as on the 'has anyone seen a celestial map with
> Sagittarius using a crossbow?' query.
> > From: "PK#01" <pklist01@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: 2003/12/04 Thu PM 01:38:42 EST
> > To: <vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Re: VMs: Costamagna and abbreviation...
> > > > It may well be that all we're missing is
> examples of heavily abbreviated
> > > > scribal text from circa 1450 (I'd suggest
> from near Milan): and that the
> > > > VMs is merely a heavily obfuscated version
> of this kind of text.
> > There is an adress list of Dutch medievists
> > http://www.medievistiek.nl/pdf/adreslijst.pdf
> > Shall I send an e-mail with this question to
> some of them at random? We
> > might be lucky.
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