Rylands Medieval Collection, Latin MS 53, f. 58v. Christianus Prolianus and Joachinus de Gigantibus (?), Astronomia (1478)
“Comparative view of the magnitudes of the Sun (a large disc of burnished gold), the Moon (silver), Mars (gold), Venus (gold), Mercury (gold) and Earth (pale). Framed in a green wreath of leaves and blue background.”
The first five days of creation according to the book of Genesis.
From The Nuremberg Chronicle circa 1493
Francisco de Holanda, De aetatibus mundi imagines, la creación del mundo en imágenes (circa 1545)
Catalogue reference: MS. Ashmole 1789
Object: paper manuscript from England
Author: John Dee
Title: ‘A Playne discourse and humble advise for our gratious Queene Elizabeth, her most Excellent Majestie, to peruse and consider as concerning the needful Reformation of the Vulgar Kalender for the civile yeres and daies accompting, or verifyeng, according to the tyme truely spent’
Date: 16th century
Image notes: frontispiece. ‘Primi quadriui mysterium’. Coloured diagram. A triangular figure having sentences from Holy Scriptures inscribed in gilt letters on its blue border; within it is a planisphere of the Ptolemaic system.