The birth of Eve, 1535.

 
The birth of Eve, 1535.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Hand-coloured wood-cut showing God creating Eve from Adam's rib, from the 'Natural Philosophy' section of the 'Margarita Philosophica' ('The Philosophical Pearl'), by Gregor Reisch (1467?-1525). First printed in 1503, this book was once considered the 'tree of all knowledge'. Divided into twelve 'books', it covers the topics of mathematics, cosmography, music, natural history, minerals, astronomy and medicine. Its illustrations, which are of great scientific and historical interest, are some of the earliest known of the various subjects.

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