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Diagram of the earth

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Title

Diagram of the earth

Subject

Astronomy
Astrology
Book Illustrations
Maps
Incunabula

Description

Artist unknown.
Diagram of the earth showing latitude, longitude, and the rotation of the zodiac.
Title provided by cataloger.

Source

Mudkhal ilá ṣināʻat aḥkām al-nujūm was a 10th century introductory text to astronomy and astrology. Written by ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Ibn ʻUthmān (or Alchabitius), it was translated from the Arabic in the 12th century by John of Seville. This edition, printed in 1491 with the title Libellus ysagogicus Abdilazi, includes many horoscopes as well as an explanation of the relation of the planets to bodily infirmity.

Publisher

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

Date

1491

Identifier

1f_31_1491.1v

Original Format

1 print: woodcut

Physical Dimensions

20 x 13 cm

Citation

“Diagram of the earth,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 19, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2391.

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