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Diagram of the right hand with symbols used for chriomancy, or Renaissance palmistry.
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Original image in: Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486?-1535. De occulta philosophia (Coloniae : s.n., 1533), page 168. Z1f 9 (Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
De occulta philosophia by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa is one of the earliest works on the occult. This first complete edition, published in 1533, deals with the relationship between religion and ritual magic. The three books of De occulta philosophia include chapters on numerology, celestial observation, the sun and moon, chiromancy (palmistry), and the zodiac.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1 print : woodcut
30 x 19 cm
“Chiromancy,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed June 7, 2023, https://cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2390.
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