Fortuna with her wheel, 1535.
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From the book 'Principles of Natural Philosophy', part of the 'Margarita Philosophica' by Gregor Reisch (1467?- 1525). First printed in 1503, it is divided into twelve 'books', with each one dealing with the Sciences of Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric, Arithmetic, Music, Geometry, Astronomy, Principles of Natural Philosophy, Origin of Natural Objects, Psychology, Logic and Ethics. Hand-coloured wood- cut.