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Guide to Aethicus Ister, Aethici Philosophi Schytae Cosmographia 1850-1853

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Aethicus Ister. Aethici Philosophi Schytae Cosmographia

Dates:

1850-1853

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 148

Size:

308 p. (30.5 cm.)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Manuscript study after the Cosmographia, a seventh-century fictitious compilation in six books, purporting to be an abridged Latin translation by St. Jerome of an original Greek text. Transcribed by Karl Pertz, from Leipziger Stadtbibliothek Manuscript 89, with notes of variant readings from ten other manuscripts, in margins.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Aethicus Ister, Aethici Philosophi Schytae Cosmographia, Crerar Ms 148, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Manuscript study after the Cosmographia, a seventh-century fictitious compilation in six books, purporting to be an abridged Latin translation by St. Jerome of an original Greek text. Transcribed by Karl Pertz, from Leipziger Stadtbibliothek Manuscript 89, with notes of variant readings from ten other manuscripts, in margins. Illustrated with four copies on trace paper, of calligraphy from Leipzig Manuscript 89, pasted on heavy cream paper. Identified on title page: "Ex codici Lipsiensi saeculi VIIII in descripsit Carolvs Pertz." Inscribed on title page, in different, 19th century hand: "Die Kosmograph‹e des Istrier Aithikos. ed. Wuttke, 1853. 2 Aug. 1854..." (This manuscript is probably a research document for B765.A25P4, Karl Augustus Friedrich Pertz, (1828-1881), De Cosmographia Ethici, Libri Tres (Berlin: Sumptibus Friderici Nicolai, 1853). Compare to PA8232.A3W9, Henrich Wuttke, ed., Cosmographiam Aethici Istrici ab Hieronymo... (Leipzig: Dyk'sche Buchhandlung, 1853/54).) Ex libris: "Karl Ehrenburg, Wurzburg." Bound in marbled paper over boards.

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Crerar Ms 148