View Full Version : A very old, online, viewing of a Medieval astrology text

13-06-2004, 10:45
I found this by accident, and thought it might be of use over on this board. The text is in the National Library of Wales, and it has extremely clear, enlarged images. The whole book has been scanned & put up online. It's the oldest scientific manuscript found on the constellations/astrology/astronomy & myth. Some has been copied from older sources, but all of it is still Medieval or older.

Main site: http://www.llgc.org.uk/drych/drych_s060.htm

The astronomy book by page is over here -- http://digidol.llgc.org.uk/METS/AST00001/frames?div=37&subdiv=0&locale=en&mode=reference

And this gets you to the thumbnails, you can click through faster than when they're fully sized. Most of the pictures & full sky charts are in the first half of the book.

14-06-2004, 08:33
What a fantastic link!!!

Thank you very much for posting it - a real gem!

15-06-2004, 07:48
jmd, I love to read these threads...there is so much to learn...but I am totally fascinated with reading the posts and checking out the images and tracking backwards with you and the others...it adds some dimension to what I am doing at my early stages of learning Tarot...thank you all very much!


(editing my post...this link came up on my e-mail as La Force Thread and then I posted to add the thank you, not realizing I had opened this window with Hudson's thread as a link in a thread on La Force started by jmd...somone kindly pointed out that this was a thread started by Hudson...sorry, Hudson..My gratitude to you for this reference and to jmd for including the thread link in his thread on La Force...)


15-06-2004, 09:32
Thankyou indeed HudsonGray.

For the sake of cross-reference, the post within the XI - La Force thread in the Marseille section in which I refer to this thread is here (http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?s=&postid=310731#post310731)

15-06-2004, 11:37
I was really surprised to find it, actually--I was looking for Medieval representation of stars, which have 7 & 9 prongs coming off them. 1100-1500AD mostly, but couldn't find the right references on the .edu sites I normally look at & was trying out new ones (there's a TON of psalters, manuscripts & codex online via educational/university sites, but none of them have images sorted by 'stars').

If I find any more of these I'll post them for you.

17-06-2004, 06:25
Thanks HudsonGray!

Wonderful to be able to view such a rarity :)