Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Cycles PtolemyGerard of CremonaVatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Urb. lat. 1399
Constellations Zodiac AriesSingle figureWithout a ring around its body
Constellations Zodiac TaurusSingle figureBull whole
Constellations Zodiac GeminiSingle figureNude
Constellations Zodiac CancerSingle figureResembling a lobster
Constellations Zodiac LeoSingle figure
Constellations Zodiac VirgoSingle figureWith palm branch
Constellations Zodiac LibraSingle figurePair of scales
Constellations Zodiac ScorpioSingle figureAs scorpion (with claws, legs and a tail)
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsLion In astrology
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesLobsterIn astrology
AnimalsBull In astrology
AnimalsRam In astrology
Further details
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Italian
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana → Urb. lat. 1399, fol. 37v-38r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Gerard of CremonaLatin translation of the Almagest from Arabic
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