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Additional title: Miniature of the Swan, with text and 1-line blue initial.
Hyginus (Author)
Buzzacarini, Francesco (Scribe)

sideribus tractatus.

Dates / Origin
Place: Padua
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 28
Content: 26 long lines per page, ruled in drypoint. Catchwords visible. Collation: eight quinternions.
Ownership: Naples, Duke of Cassiano Serra (ca.1800); sold to Thorpe (1828); Sir Thomas Phillipps collection; Sir Alfred Chester Beatty collection; acquired for Spencer, 1933.
Content: 38 miniatures showing constellations.
Content: 7-line green initial on elaborate blue/red field on f. 1. Throughout, 1-line blue initials. Rubrics. Hierarchy of scripts.
Content: Giovanni Vendramin; Douce Master; et al.
Content: In 'The Painted Page' the ms. is dated to ca. 1465-70. In 'La miniatura a Padova...', p. 283, it is dated to ca. 1475-80, with scribal attribution to F. Buzzacarini by Dr. A. C. de la Mare.
Content: Parchment
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1b3220e0-c6e0-012f-89c3-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

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  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cygnus." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-eb7e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cygnus." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 13, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-eb7e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. Cygnus. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-eb7e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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