After spending the better part of 2hrs recreating that one image and then reflecting on what I just did, something occured to me.
As was mentioned previously in this thread, there are no corrections.
Therefore one can deduce it was a recreation of another piece of work. For the time in which it was recreated, a lot of resources was placed into its
creation, judging from the binding, the art and the penmanship.
If one thinks about the time, money and effort to recreate this, yet if I were to judge based off of my own skills in art, I would say this author is
sub-par yet really good for its pre-renassaince time period.
That said, from an artists point of view, the artist in this reproduction was only somewhat knowledgable in geometry and but clearly struggles in
it's recreation. Take the example I drew earlier today:
Here is just the sun outline:
In this sketch, I used a circular object on my desk (no compass) and a ruler to make it, nothing more. Yet my ability to get the geometry more
accurate then the author is telling in itself. Cleary someone who didn't go around designing geometric patterns for a living, yet, was commisioned to
create this manuscript?
All in all, I can't help but think that this author was simply asked to reproduce a book that was held in someone's possesion at some point in time
and has since vanished. I want to see the ORIGINAL!!
I'd be willing to bet the orginal was probably closer to a Earth Sciences school book from Venus or what have you. Perhaps Mars pre-cataclysm and #.
I think if there was a way to recreate this pic below, in the manner it was originally intended to be (no offense to this author who was clearly out
of his league) would be very telling indeed.
Although I'm not going to pretend I will have any luck, I will however give it a shot.