About This Item
A woman, "Astrologia", is seated at a throne holding astrological tools. To her right stands a woman (possibly the muse, Urania), and to her left is a man (possibly Ptolemy) seated and holding open a book.
Original image in: Abiosi, Giovanni, active 15th century. Dialogus in astrologie defensionem (Venice : Franciscus Lapicida, 20 Oct. 1494), leaf a1r. 1f 86 1494 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Dialogus in astrologie defensionem was first published in 1494. Written by 15th century mathematician and physician, Giovanni Abiosi, this dialogue in defense of astrology was intended as a general overview on the subject.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : woodcut
20 x 13 cm
“Astrologia,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 20, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2408.