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16th century manuscript volvelle

About This Item

Title

16th century manuscript volvelle

Subject

Astronomy, Renaissance--Medicine
Diagnosis--Sixteenth century
Therapeutics--Sixteenth century

Description

This is a unique and beautiful handmade and illustrated pocket manual for a physician-astrologist to understand and define the influences of the zodiacal signs on the diseases and the parts of the human body. In excellent condition, it consists of a full calf cover containing 2 leaves in parchment (a bifolium folded and sewn in the middle), one leaf with a 3-wheel volvelle, altogether measuring 115x145 mm, with Latin text in red and black, and dating to the end of the 16th century.

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Digitized by the rights holder

Date

16th century

Language

Latin

Type

Illuminated manuscripts

Identifier

16thc_volvelle

Extent

1 volume

Temporal Coverage

Sixteenth century

Provenance

Mayfair Rare Books and Manuscripts, London

Rights Holder

Anonymous. Name available upon request.

Citation

Unknown, “16th century manuscript volvelle,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 25, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8130.