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De eclipsi lunae
Diagram, from a geocentric perspective, showing a lunar eclipse. Caption: Et est eclipsis generalis in omni terra, si ipsa fuerit in capite vel cauda Draconis directe. Particularis vero, si fuerit prope infra metas determinatas, scilicet eclipsi.
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Original image in: Sacro Bosco, Joannes de, active 1230. Sphaera mundi (Parisiis : Apud Hieronymum de Marnef, & Gulielmum Cauellat, sub Pelicano Monte D. Hilarij, 1572), leaf 38r. 1f 7r (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Sphaera mundi was originally composed in the 13th century by Joannes de Sacro Bosco, a 13th century mathematician and astronomer, also known as John Holywood. The work deals with the shape and apparent movement of the earth and other heavenly bodies and was the single most influential astronomy text for centuries.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : woodcut
17 x 11 cm
“De eclipsi lunae,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 2, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2412.