|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionStiftsbibliothek
ShelfmarkCod. Sang. 663
Manuscript TitleAegidius Tschudi, Geography-history commonplace book with a focus on Gaul
CaptionPaper · 865 pp. · 33 x 22 cm · Aegidius Tschudi · 1550/70
Manuscript SummaryThis composite manuscript is rich in material; it contains numerous registers, compilations, and excerpts of astronomical and especially geographic-historical content taken from a great variety of sources and written down by the Swiss universal scholar Aegidius Tschudi (1505−1572) from Glarus in the period after 1550. The greatest part of the notes in this volume, collected, compiled and ordered with great diligence by Tschudi, concern what today is France (Gaul with its tribes, provinces, cities, mountains, islands, etc.). Especially noteworthy are the maps Tschudi has drawn of varies parts of Gaul (pp. 706−723). Among them are a map of Franche-Comté (pp. 714/715) and of the western parts of Switzerland (p. 717/718). After Tschudi’s death in 1572, the three sheaves which make up the current volume remained in the possession of his family, and from 1652 until 1768 they were held at Gräpplang Castle near Flums. In February 1768 they came to the Abbey Library of St. Gall, which purchased the Glarus scholar’s estate of manuscripts. In St. Gall, the three sheaves, which were listed as numbers 59, 43 and 44 in the auction catalog of 1767, were bound together with several more leaves into the current volume between 1768 and 1782.
Standard descriptionScarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Bd. 1: Abt. IV: Codices 547-669: Hagiographica, Historica, Geographica, 8.-18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 2003, S. 310-312.
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Additional descriptionScherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 216.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-csg-0663 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-0663)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/csg-0663/manifest.json
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How to quoteSt. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 663: Aegidius Tschudi, Geography-history commonplace book with a focus on Gaul (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/csg/0663).
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