Amici, Henricus (?-1451)
This composite manuscript with content regarding astronomy, bound in crimson sheepskin, was owned by Heinrich Amici († 1451), city physician of Basel, who bequeathed it to the city's Carthusian monastery. In addition to calculations of planetary conjunctions and eclipses, the volume also contains astronomical treatises by Pierre d'Ailly or Petrus de Alliaco (around 1350-1420). D'Ailly was a scholar and church politician and infused his theological works with astrological justifications.
Online Since: 12/14/2017
- Amici, Henricus (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description
- Amici, Henricus () Found in: Standard description
- Amici, Henricus (Former possessor) | Guilelmus, de Wara (Author) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Librarian) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Magister Romanus (Author) | Petrus, de Alliaco (Author) | Venantius de Moerbeka (Author) Found in: Standard description
Pierre d'Ailly (Latin: Petrus de Alliaco) was a scholar, church politician and productive writer. His geographic work Imago mundi became famous; Christopher Columbus used it in order to plan his voyages of discovery. This Basel exemplar belonged to the city physician of Basel, Heinrich Amici († 1451), who bequeathed it to his city's Carthusian monastery.
Online Since: 03/19/2015