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Ptolemeus and Astronomia
Ptolemy, active 2nd century
Ptolemy looks up to the skies and holds a quadrant. The female figure standing behind him, representing astronomy, points at something in the sky.
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Original image in: Reisch, Gregor, -1525. Margarita philosophica (Basilee : Michael Furterius, 1517), leaf 122v. 1g 52c (Historical Medical Library of the College of Phyicians of Philadelphia)
Margarita philosophica, an encyclopedia intended for younger students, first appeared in Freiburg, Germany in 1503. Written by Gregor Reisch in a catechetical, question-and-answer form, the work is divided into 12 chapters of knowledge, filled with charts, diagrams, and block prints.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : woodcut
21 x 16 cm
“Ptolemeus and Astronomia,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed June 23, 2018, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2405.