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Auction 193, Lot 59

"Pro Crisibus Morborum et Aspectibus Planetarum", Zahn, Johannes

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Astrology

Period: 1696 (published)

Publication: Mundi Mirabilis

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 14 inches
41.9 x 35.6 cm
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This is a very unusual, baroque style astrological chart. The chart illustrates good and bad periods of health or physical vulnerability in relation to the planetary alignments. It also illustrates the ancient Greek astrological concept of the climacteric years (annus climactericus). This seven year cycle was thought to be critical in a person's life. The tables on either side of the chart have columns of numbers corresponding to Motus Menstruus (the lunar cycle) and Motus Diurnus (daily motion of stars around the Earth).


Condition: A

A sharp impression on a bright, watermarked sheet with a small rust spot in the left margin and short centerfold separations at top and bottom that have been repaired with old paper on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/21/2023