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Zodiacal man, 1535.

Zodiacal man, 1535.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Figure with astrological signs linked to parts of the body. Taken from the 'Book of Astronomy', part of 'Margarita Philosophica' (first published 1503) by Gregorius Reisch. Margarita Philosophica is divided into twelve 'books'. These are: 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.

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