The treatise on the passion Do der minnenclich got contained in this manuscript was written or commissioned in 1428 by Joan of Mörsberg; she was a member of the Gnadenthal Convent of Poor Clares near Basel and from 1430 on a penitent in the Convent of Sankt Maria Magdalena an den Steinen, also near Basel.
Online Since: 03/17/2016
This composite volume, written between 1425 and 1425 in the Lake Constance regions, though not at the Abbey of St. Gall, contains Latin versions of a great many computistic/astronomical/cosmographical treatises, including the widely disseminated work De sphaera mundi by John of Sacrobosco and his arithmetical foundation work Tractatus de algorismo. The manuscript, organized according to the calendar, also contains illustrations: the twelve signs of the zodiac, a map of the winds, sketches of the ecliptics of the sun and moon, planets and constellations, a diagrammatic guide for bloodletting, a set of early medieval Terra Orbis-type world maps, and (on pages 265 and 266) twelve simple illustrations for the months with brief rhyming proverbs in German derived from the nature- and landscape-dominated everyday life of the people of the late middle ages.
Online Since: 10/04/2011