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Illuminated initial

About This Item

Title

Illuminated initial

Subject

Book Illustrations
Incunabula

Description

Illuminator unknown.
Large initial supplied in blue ink, decorated in rust ink, and illuminated in gilt.
Title provided by cataloger.

Source

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.

Publisher

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

Date

1496

Identifier

Sa_16_1495.2r

Original Format

1 print : illuminated

Physical Dimensions

16 x 11 cm

Citation

“Illuminated initial,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 18, 2019, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2414.

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Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries