Reference numberCLP/4i/56
TitleAnnotated drawing, 'Concerning a drawing of a solar portent' by unknown author
Date[c 17th Century]
DescriptionThe author shares 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 and consists of three interlocking rings.

Subject: Astronomy
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
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