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Astronomy: an oval chart showing how different planets affect different parts of a man's body. Engraving by P. Miotte.

Miotte, Pierre
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[1646]
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A "zodiac man"

Publication/Creation

[Rome], [1646]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image and border 20.2 x 26.7 cm

Lettering

Sciathericum microcosmicum ; P. Miotte sculps.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 46389i

Lettering note

Bears number: iconismus XVII folio 538
Above the man, he holds a banderolle "Inclinant non necessitant" (they suggest, they do not compel). Below, he touches with his feet "Sapiens dominabitur astris" (the wise man will over-rule the stars)

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