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Circular diagram with with two movable inner circles (volvelle) used for astrology.
Title suppled by cataloger.
Original image in: Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316. Practica compendiosa (Lugduni : Moylin de Cambrai, 1523), leaf 153r. Z1f 14 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Practica compendiosa, by Ramon Llull, is a encyclopedia, parts of which focus on astrological medicine. This 1523 edition includes several astrological diagrams, including a volvelle. Ramón Llull was a 13th century philosopher, mystic, writer, and martyr.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : woodcut
25 x 18 cm
“Astrological volvelle ,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed June 7, 2023, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2387.
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