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The Resource Metaphysicae annotata d[omi]ni doctissimii D[omi]ni Andreae Blanche professoris primarii in florentissimo Lilii pedagogio florentissimii academia Lovaniensi, Leopoldanus Rocquet, anno 1676

Metaphysicae annotata d[omi]ni doctissimii D[omi]ni Andreae Blanche professoris primarii in florentissimo Lilii pedagogio florentissimii academia Lovaniensi, Leopoldanus Rocquet, anno 1676

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Metaphysicae annotata d[omi]ni doctissimii D[omi]ni Andreae Blanche professoris primarii in florentissimo Lilii pedagogio florentissimii academia Lovaniensi
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Metaphysicae annotata d[omi]ni doctissimii D[omi]ni Andreae Blanche professoris primarii in florentissimo Lilii pedagogio florentissimii academia Lovaniensi
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Leopoldanus Rocquet, anno 1676
Title variation
  • Metaphysicae annotata domini doctissimiq Domini Andreae Blanche professoris primarii in florentissimo Lilii pedagogio florentissimiq academia Lovaniensi
  • Metaphysicae annotata
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Summary
Summary: bound volume of lecture notes on astronomy and the solar system, written by Leopold Rocquet, a student at the University of Louvain, Belgium, in 1676.
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CLU
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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At that time, Rocquet was a student in the school or pedagogy of the Lily in the Faculty of Arts (in addition to the Lily, there were three other schools of instruction: the Castle, the Pig, and the Falcon), from which a philosophy degree was a prerequisite for advanced study in one of the higher faculties of law, medicine, or theology. In the two-year philosophy curriculum, students studied logic, natural philosophy, metaphysics, and moral philosophy. Rocquet's notebook, with title "Metaphysicae annotata," contains his manuscript transcription of lectures on metaphysics given by Professor Andreas Blanche, who, during class, would recite his explanation of the readings at dictation speed so students could record it. As was the custom, the notes are arranged by "questions" or "quaestiones." Rocquet's first section of notes on spheres, "Tractatus primo De Sphaera tam naturali quam artificiali..." is divided into 24 "quaestiones." It was also the custom for students in Louvain to buy engraved illustrations printed on loose leaves from local printers, and incorporate them into their notes when bound. Rocquet's notes contain 33 engraved leaves, primarily astronomical diagrams, with a few emblematic images, such as the drawing of a burning ship to introduce a section on fire as one of the four elements, or ornamental garden fountains to mark the section on water. Information taken from Susanna Berger. The art of philosophy: visual thinking in Europe from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2017, pages 115-133
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Metaphysicae annotata d[omi]ni doctissimii D[omi]ni Andreae Blanche professoris primarii in florentissimo Lilii pedagogio florentissimii academia Lovaniensi, Leopoldanus Rocquet, anno 1676
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  • Half-title: Metaphysicae annotata
  • Jesuit motto at head of title-page and in lower cartouche of chapter title-page: "Ad majorem Dei gloriam."
  • Engraved factotum title-page of first section, "De Sphaera" (recto of leaf [3]) by Michael Hayé featurings a border of tulips, lilies, roses, and daffodils hand-painted in red, brown, ocher, green, and silver, enclosing an octagonal blank space in center, in which Rocquet has written the title of the chapter; in the smaller blank cartouche below he has written the Jesuit motto "Ad majorem Dei gloriam."
  • Illustration: contains 33 hand-colored illustrated leaves, all but one engraved by Louvain printer, engraver, and bookseller Michael Hayé ("Apud Michaelem Hayé Lovany propae Praedicatores Hÿbernos"), whose shop was located near the one of the Irish colleges in Louvain, possibly that of the Franciscan friars. All of the engravings are finely painted in brilliant watercolors or inks, some illuminated with touches of silver ink. Bound at the end (leaves [95] and [96) are two full-page engravings: one is an astronomical drawing entitled "Explicatio Retrogradationum ac Stationum Martis, Iovis, et Saturni since Epicyclis" from a work by the French Cartesian Jacques Rohault; the other is a page illustrating simple machines, including the inclined plane, levers, and pulleys. Hayé was admitted in 1661 to the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp, but moved in the following years to Louvain; see Vanpaemel, G. "The Louvain printers and the establishment of the Cartesian curriculum," Studium 4, no. 4 (2011): 241-254. http://doi.org/10.18352/studium.1558 One engraving of a rainbow, "De Iride," on recto of leaf [79] is signed by the artist Jan Thomas ("Joan. Thomas delin.") and the Flemish printmaker and engraver Arnold Loemans ("A. Loemans sculp.")
  • Manuscript includes two blank leaves at end (leaves [93] and [94])
  • Many illustrated student notebooks by 17th- and 18th-century students in Louvain have been digitized by the University: see http://lectio.ghum.kuleuven.be/lectio/magister-dixit-collection
  • Binding: contemporary [?] calf boards; gilt fillet; gilt acorn corner-pieces; rebacked in dark brown leather, with blind-stamped spine ornaments and gold-stamped red leather spine label with title "Physica 1676;" modern blue, yellow, and brown marbled endpapers
  • Spec. Coll. copy: purchased by Lawrence Clark Powell from London antiquarian bookdealer, Francis Edwards, 1958?
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 item (96 leaves)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
paper, illustrations (engravings), hand-colored
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033693786
  • ucoclc1033693786
Label
Metaphysicae annotata d[omi]ni doctissimii D[omi]ni Andreae Blanche professoris primarii in florentissimo Lilii pedagogio florentissimii academia Lovaniensi, Leopoldanus Rocquet, anno 1676
Production
Note
  • Half-title: Metaphysicae annotata
  • Jesuit motto at head of title-page and in lower cartouche of chapter title-page: "Ad majorem Dei gloriam."
  • Engraved factotum title-page of first section, "De Sphaera" (recto of leaf [3]) by Michael Hayé featurings a border of tulips, lilies, roses, and daffodils hand-painted in red, brown, ocher, green, and silver, enclosing an octagonal blank space in center, in which Rocquet has written the title of the chapter; in the smaller blank cartouche below he has written the Jesuit motto "Ad majorem Dei gloriam."
  • Illustration: contains 33 hand-colored illustrated leaves, all but one engraved by Louvain printer, engraver, and bookseller Michael Hayé ("Apud Michaelem Hayé Lovany propae Praedicatores Hÿbernos"), whose shop was located near the one of the Irish colleges in Louvain, possibly that of the Franciscan friars. All of the engravings are finely painted in brilliant watercolors or inks, some illuminated with touches of silver ink. Bound at the end (leaves [95] and [96) are two full-page engravings: one is an astronomical drawing entitled "Explicatio Retrogradationum ac Stationum Martis, Iovis, et Saturni since Epicyclis" from a work by the French Cartesian Jacques Rohault; the other is a page illustrating simple machines, including the inclined plane, levers, and pulleys. Hayé was admitted in 1661 to the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp, but moved in the following years to Louvain; see Vanpaemel, G. "The Louvain printers and the establishment of the Cartesian curriculum," Studium 4, no. 4 (2011): 241-254. http://doi.org/10.18352/studium.1558 One engraving of a rainbow, "De Iride," on recto of leaf [79] is signed by the artist Jan Thomas ("Joan. Thomas delin.") and the Flemish printmaker and engraver Arnold Loemans ("A. Loemans sculp.")
  • Manuscript includes two blank leaves at end (leaves [93] and [94])
  • Many illustrated student notebooks by 17th- and 18th-century students in Louvain have been digitized by the University: see http://lectio.ghum.kuleuven.be/lectio/magister-dixit-collection
  • Binding: contemporary [?] calf boards; gilt fillet; gilt acorn corner-pieces; rebacked in dark brown leather, with blind-stamped spine ornaments and gold-stamped red leather spine label with title "Physica 1676;" modern blue, yellow, and brown marbled endpapers
  • Spec. Coll. copy: purchased by Lawrence Clark Powell from London antiquarian bookdealer, Francis Edwards, 1958?
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 item (96 leaves)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
paper, illustrations (engravings), hand-colored
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033693786
  • ucoclc1033693786

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