Science MS Auctions

Scientific, philosophical, and mathematical medieval manuscripts sell on Sotheby’s for thousands of dollars. For example, a copy of Euclid’s Elementa Geometriae dated 1482 is worth $90,000 to $120,000. An illuminated manuscript by Julius Firmicus Maternus on the theory and practice of ancient astrology (Matheseos Libri VIII) dated around 1468 sold for $260,521.