Ms. astronomical texts; written and illuminated in Austria ca. 1425.
Texts: Joannes de Sacro Bosco (Johannes de Sacro Busto), Sphaera mundi (fol. 1-17v); ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Ibn ʻUthmān (Alchabitius), Libellus isagogicus (fol. 18-48).
The Sphaera mundi is the German translation of Konrad von Megenberg; the Libellus isagogicus is the German translation of Arnold von Freiburg from the Latin of Johannes Hispalensis.
Decoration: 1 full-page zodiac miniature; 6 small illustrations; 5 illuminated initials.
The zodiac miniature has been attributed to Meister Nikolaus and his workshop, illuminators of the Missal of Wilhelm Turs (Vienna, Cathedral and Diocesean Museum, Cod. B 64, dated ca. 1425-1430)--Cf. Ausstellung Gotik in Österreich, p. 157, no. 92.