The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

Astrologia

About This Item

Title

Astrologia

Subject

Astrology
Astronomy
Book Illustrations
Incunabula

Description

Artist unknown.
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.

Source

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.

Publisher

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

Date

1494

Identifier

1f_86_1494.a1r

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

20 x 13 cm

Citation

“Astrologia,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 19, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2408.

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