The Rohonc Codex
The Rohonc Codex is a Renaissance-era manuscript in an unknown script
and language and/or cipher, thus being somewhat comparable to the Voynich
Manuscript. The Hungarian count Gusztáv Batthyány
donated the Rohonc Codex to the Hungarian Science Academy in 1838.
It was kept at the city of Rohonc, in western Hungary (now Rechnitz, Austria)
until 1907 - hence the name - and was then moved to Budapest.
Study of the paper on which it is written indicates that it is probably
a Venetian paper made in the 1530s.
Here are several links to sites about the Rohonc Codex. This link
to Intertran gives the sense of passages in many languages, including
Romanian, Czech, and Hungarian (not just French!)
To download the Rohonc Codex images directly in a batch, use this text
file of links to the JPGs with a download manager. (The following folios
are missing from the source site: f17, f35, f122, f173-179, f198.)
Here are some download managers:
If you have any questions, contact ctesibos at
yahoo dot com .
Here is an MS-DOS script to rename the
JPG files to somewhat more felicitous folio names.
March 9, 2009.
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