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Interrogatio de absente utrum vi vat vel ne

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Title

Interrogatio de absente utrum vi vat vel ne

Subject

Astrology
Book Illustrations
Incunabula

Description

Artist unknown.
Calculated horoscope.

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_31.1491.56r

Original Format

1 print: woodcut

Physical Dimensions

20 x 13 cm

Citation

“Interrogatio de absente utrum vi vat vel ne,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 19, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2393.

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