Cracovian Almanac for the Year 1474

Cracovian Almanac for the Year 1474 Facsimile Edition

Cracow (Poland) — 1474

The oldest known print in Poland, a broadside astronomical wall calendar produced only twenty years after the invention of the printing press

  1. The single sheet was printed in Latin by the itinerant Bavarian printer Kasper Straube in 1473

  2. It lists holidays, astronomical data, and medical advice such as the best days for bloodletting

  3. Petrus Gaszowiec (ca. 1425–1474) has been hypothesized as a possible author of the work

Cracovian Almanac for the Year 1474

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Description
Cracovian Almanac for the Year 1474

The Almanach cracoviense ad annum 1474 or Cracovian Almanac for the Year 1474 is a broadside astronomical wall calendar written in Latin and the oldest known print in Poland. Produced only twenty years after the invention of the printing press, the single sheet is an incunabulum – an early print predating the 16th century – published by the itinerant Bavarian printer Kasper Straube in 1473 at the beginning of his three-year sojourn in Kraków. Petrus Gaszowiec has been hypothesized as a possible author of the work that, like other almanacs and calendars, lists the holidays of the liturgical year, astronomical data such as planetary oppositions and conjunctions, and medical advice such as the best days for bloodletting. Only a single copy of the work has survived to the present, which is stored in the Jagiellonian University Library.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Calendarium Cracoviense
Almanach Cracoviense ad Annum 1474
Najstarszy druk krakowski
Stareĭshee krakovskoe pechatnoe izdanie
Oldest Cracow incunabulum
Typus fundationis academiae cracoviensis
Size / Format
1 leaf / 37.0 × 26.2 cm
Origin
Poland
Date
1474
Style
Language

Available facsimile editions:
Cracovian Almanac for the Year 1474 – Biblioteka Jagiellońska (Cracow, Poland) Facsimile Edition
Kasper Straube – Crakow, 1998
Facsimile Editions

#1 Almanach Cracoviense ad Annum 1474: Facsimile

Kasper Straube – Crakow, 1998

Publisher: Kasper Straube – Crakow, 1998
Commentary: 1 volume
Languages: English, Polish, Russian
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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