image CLP_4i_56_001
Image number: RS.15448
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Drawing of a solar portent

Date

17th century

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p1

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 185mm
width (page): 145mm

Subject

Description

This is a note with a drawing, stating that the drawing comes from the margins of manuscripts of the works of Henry of Huntingdon (1088-1157), who is known for his chronicle Historia Anglorum (The History of the English People).

The drawing seems to refer to a solar eclipse that was observed in the year 1104.

Transcription

In marginis Exemplaris cujusdam Ms. Operum Henrici Huntingdoniensis. fol. 64.

Hoc signum apparuit in Sole, tertia feria Ebdomade Pentecostes, ab hora meridiana usque plenam Nonam. VII Idus Iunij; Luna X; Regnante H. Rege, Anno IV; Anno ab Incarnacione Anni M.C.IIII; Indiccione XII; Epacte XXII; Concurrent V. cum Bisseato: Ciclo XIX; Termino Paschali so Aprilis; Die Resurrectionis XV Kt. Maii; Luna XVIII.
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

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