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Title page of 'Margarita Philosophica', 1535.

Title page of 'Margarita Philosophica', 1535.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Title page with hand-coloured woodcut from the 'Margarita Philosophica' by Gregor Reisch (c 1467-1525). First printed in 1503, this book was once considered the 'tree of all knowledge'. It was intended as a text book for scholars and is divided into twelve 'books', each dealing with the science of one of the following: grammar, dialectics, rhetoric, arithmetic, music, geometry, astronomy, natural philosophy (physics), origin of natural objects (natural history), psychology, logic and ethics. It was a popular textbook in higher schools for over half a century.

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