Phaenomena

Record ID: 
112359
Accession number: 
MS M.389
Title: 
Phaenomena
Created: 
Naples, Italy, 1469.
Binding: 
Italian 15th-century brown morocco over boards, blind-tooled central panel of oriental zig-zags surrounded by rosettes and guilloches, green and red centers, and dots; two hinges.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
Description: 
117 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 210 x 140 mm
Provenance: 
Created in 1469 for Antonello Petrucci (d. 1487), who was secretary and prime minister of Ferdinand I, King of Naples; Francesco Catalano of Messina (1496; inscription on back flyleaf); Andrea Matteo III, duke of Acquaviva and prince of Atri (arms added to titlepage); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Gruel in 1910; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Naples, Italy, and dated 1469.
Scribe: Joannes M. Velox (Giovan Marco Cinico), who has signed and dated the colophon on fol. 117.
Decoration: illuminated title page, forty colored drawings of the constellations and a circular figure of the heavens.
Artist: Master of Isabella di Chiaromonte.

Script: 
Roman letters
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: