Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Voynich Manuscript: Winds

Wind diagram maybe part of the rosette on fol. 69r (per JD) of the Voynich manuscript. There is some similarity with the unique wind rosette in Oxford, St. John's College MS 17 (12th century, England, visit here ).

MS 17 has somewhat unusual wind rosette - it divides the winds into four groups of three.

The first set of dividers - those separating the quarters - are decorated with  stylized foliage and yellow borders. They may correspond to the green lines in the VMs drawing.





The second set of dividers - those dividing each quarter into three parts - may correspond to the blue lines in the VMs rosette.



To save you time, I counted the dotted bubbles decorating the border of the rosettes - 46 in MS 17 and 45 in the VMs.




5 comments:

  1. Excellent find Ellie!
    A very convincing match.

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  2. The roundel which has a star in the center most likely is indicating celestial navigation (usually done throughout the night -- probably every hour (?) If so, you can probably interpret the dialogues into a variation of Latin (Espanol, French, Italian, Spanish......?

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  3. The roundel which has a star in the center most likely is indicating celestial navigation (usually done throughout the night -- probably every hour (?) If so, you can probably interpret the dialogues into a variation of Latin (Espanol, French, Italian, Spanish......?

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  4. Do you have any recent findings ? It is very interesting

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