Almanach ad annum 1494

Dublin Core

Title

Almanach ad annum 1494

Subject

Incunabula
Woodcuts (prints)
Honiger, Jacobus
Almanacs

Description

Almanacs were used to record the most propitious days and times for purging, bloodletting, and pharmaceutical manufacture according to astrological and astronomical events. This specimen for the city of Erfurt in 1494 includes woodcuts depicting solar and lunar eclipses. The Boston Medical Library holds an exceptional collection of broadside Latin and German almanacs and calendars, with twenty-four examples printed during the fifteenth century.

Abstract

Excerpt from a 1494 alamanac showing eclipses, published in Nuremberg, circa 1493

Creator

Honiger, Jacobus

Publisher

Caspar Hochfeder

Date Created

1493, circa

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Ballard 378)

References

Available online here.

Format

image

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

Latin

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002522

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1933

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002522_dref.jpg

Citation

Honiger, Jacobus, “Almanach ad annum 1494,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12576.