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'Dè. Rê. Aethereö-Terréâ'

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MS. Add. D. 76
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'Dè. Rê. Aethereö-Terréâ', a long and wild discourse chiefly in would-be hexameters, Latin and Greek, macaronically intermixed, with occasional Arabic, Hebrew, etc., and diagrams, very neatly written and annotated, by an eccentric person living at Paris named (according to the lettering on the back) 'Franc. Afrasedi.'

The chief subject may be said to be cosmography, with much admixture of irrelevant information. The first two lines are: 'Aetheréâ àc Terréstrî dè Rê sit leve Carmen: | Φωνι κöρἤμα. leveis Lineae: Môts--Lignes: Palabras.'


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1866


47 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. D. 76, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. D. 76

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20320


'Dè. Rê. Aethereö-Terréâ'

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 30306

Custodial History

This copy was written specially for the Bodleian (or as the author terms it '. Bodleian . for . Bibliöthëck . of . Britsh . City . Oxford'--which is a hexameter), and the dates 1860, 1862, 1866 occur.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired not later than about 1881.

Physical Facet

On paper


14 1/4 × 9 3/8 in.

'Dè. Rê. Aethereö-Terréâ'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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