Tolhopff: Stellarium

The illumination of this manuscript could stem from a similar idea as that of the Ptolemy Corvina and the Trapezuntius Corvina. For this very reason, its dating must be modified from the early 1480s to the late 1480s – although its author, the mathematician and astronomer from Ingolstadt, resided in the Hungarian royal court in 1479/80 and dedicated his work to the king as a gift.
The manuscript is a guide to the use of a tool named stellarium to define the position of the planets in the sky. (Edina Zsupán)

Source: The Corvina Library and the Buda Worskhop: [National Széchényi Library, November 6, 2018 –February 9, 2019] A Guide to the Exhibition; introduction and summary tables: Edina Zsupán; object descriptions: Edina Zsupán, Ferenc Földesi; English translation: Ágnes Latorre, Budapest: NSZL, 2018, p. 88


Shelfmark: Cod. Guelf. 84.1. Aug. 2°
Country: Germany
City: Wolfenbüttel
Keeper location: Herzog August Bibliothek
Digitized corvina: at the keeper location