Medieval meteorological manuscript

Medieval meteorological manuscript

C022/5543 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.1MB

Downloadable file size: 2.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Medieval meteorological manuscript. 1230 extract from De sphaera mundi, by the Parisian astronomer and monk Johannes de Sacrobosco (circa 1195-1256), with a chart of the seven climatic zones, with the torrid zone at the centre and the poles at the extremes. De sphaera mundi is a short astronomy textbook that was widely read and influential in Europe as an introduction to astronomy. Sacrobosco is also known for writing a short introduction to the Hindu-Arabic numeral system, which became the most widely read introduction to the subject in the later mediaeval centuries. He also correctly described the defects of the then-used Julian calendar and recommended what was essentially the Gregorian calendar.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1200s, 1230, 13th century, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, book, chart, circular, climatic zone, de sphaera mundi, diagram, extract, french, geographical, geography, historical, history, illustration, ioannis, johannes de sacrobosco, latin, manuscript, mediaeval, medieval, meteorological, meteorology, monk, no-one, nobody, parisian, pole, poles, round, torrid zone, writing, zones

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.