The Lapidario is a thirteenth century Castilian translation sponsored by King Alfonso X el Sabio, the Learned. The translation was done from an Arabic text which. Lapidario – Ebook written by Alfonso X el Sabio. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading. Astrología y arte en el lapidario de Alfonso X el Sabio by Ana Domínguez Rodríguez, , EDILÁN edition, in Spanish.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. There are numerous variants in the constellation illustrations.

Primer Lapidario del Rey Alfonso X el Sabio, año

Allen also lists some names that appear similar to Faycoz under Cepheus: The Lapidario is beautifully illustrated with color renderings of the constellations.

It would be difficult to identify most of the stars based solely on these descriptions. Many of the scientific works produced by Alfonso X were translated from earlier Arabic works, although often with revisions or updated information. However, there is no mention of color in any of these descriptions. The constellations of Ptolemy are listed below according to their modern names and the equivalent name s used in the Lapidario.

Caballo Mayor, the Horse. This type of globe would have to be large enough for a person to sit inside and would have been very difficult to construct. However, by consulting Ptolemy’s star catalog, most of the stars in the Lapidario can be identified with fair confidence.

The Lapidario mentions the color of a star only twice: Folio mayor, plena piel vuelta sobre tabla. As in the 5th degree, the good matches between the descriptions suggest that a slight error in longitude should be accepted.

In the classical coordinate system, the ecliptic is analogous to the modern celestial equator.


Literature of Alfonso X

There certainly is an Arabic influence of some degree in the Lapidario astronomy, although this may have been added in during the translation into Arabic or at some other time after the work was first written. On balance, this analysis does not seem to indicate which group of manuscripts have a common heritage with the Lapidario astronomy.

In fact, it is the illustrations of the animal figures in the Lapidario that establishes the celestial globe view. Although completed inAlfonso felt the code was too advanced to immediately be put into effect.

In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for details. The Almagest provides the latitudes of the stars, the Lapidario does not.


I suspect that in a few cases, the astronomer may have moved a star across several degrees of a sign. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Then the constellations could be viewed from the interior of the globe, as we view the constellations from Earth.

Star Names; Their Lore and Meaning. Scholars agree that none of the extant manuscripts of the Almagest are perfect copies of the original, which must be kept in mind when analyzing the Lapidario astronomy.

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Inside the sections there are illustrations of the constellations and stars that are assigned to each of the 30 degrees. Our quest for the source of the Lapidario might be enhanced if we knew the identity of Abolays, but I believe his identity has not been established with any certainty Nunemaker, The Lapidario illustrator placed the 3 stars of the 1st degree on the fishing line toward the left in the illustration. The Greek astronomer Hipparchus, who was productive during the time span of to BC, is credited with the discovery of precession.


Public domain Public domain false false. The Lapidario description is: Dover Publications, New York. Retrieved from ” https: Your bid or registration is pending approval with the auctioneer. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. There are many other cases in the Lapidario where a star falls slightly out of position by longitude when the descriptions in the Lapidario and Almagest match. The tables chart the movements of heavenly bodies, and were only revised from the original after more than ten years of observations in Toledo.

With the intention of making such a recovery, I first compared the master illustrations to the individual illustrations and descriptions in sections of the manuscript that are complete.

What are the causes of slight mismatches in longitude between the Almagest and Lapidario? The work narrates the history of the Spanish territory since Antiquity from which they take even the most hazy details found in the Bible or in other sources until the reign of Fernando Lapiadrio of Castile, father of Alfonso X.

On a celestial globe the constellations are viewed from a fictitious location deep in space, far la;idario from the Earth and on the other side of the stars.

It is necessary to keep in mind that the Almagest was transmitted by numerous copies and translations. If I am trying to fit it into the second degree, I will consider it in if it has a longitude between 1.