About This Item
Large initial supplied in blue ink, decorated in rust ink, and illuminated in gilt.
Title provided by cataloger.
Original image in: Ficino, Marsilio, 1433-1499. De triplici vita (Paris : Georg Wolf, not after 1496), leaf 2r. Sa 16 1495 (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
De triplici vita is one of the most influential medical astrology books of the late 15th century. Written by Marsilio Ficino, the work dispenses advice for living a long and productive life and also elucidates Ficino's Neoplatonic ideas, which were a hybrid of Platonic doctrine, eastern mysticism, and Christianity.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : illuminated
16 x 11 cm
“Illuminated initial,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed May 30, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2414.