The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

Astrological volvelle 

About This Item

Title

Astrological volvelle 

Subject

Astrology
Book Illustrations

Description

Artist unknown.
Circular diagram with with two movable inner circles (volvelle) used for astrology.
Title suppled by cataloger.

Source

Practica compendiosa, by Ramon Llull, is a encyclopedia, parts of which focus on astrological medicine. This 1523 edition includes several astrological diagrams, including a volvelle. Ramón Llull was a 13th century philosopher, mystic, writer, and martyr.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1523

Language

lat

Type

StillImage

Identifier

Z1f_14.153r

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

25 x 18 cm

Citation

“Astrological volvelle ,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2387.

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