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Ptolemeus and Astronomia

About This Item

Title

Ptolemeus and Astronomia

Subject

Astronomy
Ptolemy, active 2nd century
Book Illustrations

Description

Artist unknown.
Ptolemy looks up to the skies and holds a quadrant. The female figure standing behind him, representing astronomy, points at something in the sky.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Source

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.

Publisher

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

Date

1517

Identifier

1g_52c.122v

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

21 x 16 cm

Citation

“Ptolemeus and Astronomia,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 20, 2018, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2405.

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