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Title border with the Judgement of Paris; below the title-field, Paris seated at left, Mercury next to him, the three goddesses at right; in upper section of the border the three Fates with Clotho at centre, spinning; Lachesis holding the spool at left and Atropos cutting the thread at right; with grotesque ornaments with dolphins at left and right and two putti holding empty shields in upper corners. Inside the text field two dogs biting each other. Illustrations to 'Ptolemaeus Actus Restitutus Emaculatus', Strasbourg: Johann Schott, 1520.
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Height: 375 millimetres (Border)
Height: 86 millimetres (Dogs)
Width: 112 millimetres
Width: 253 millimetres
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- The Mappa Mundi with winds in that volume seems to be by Wechtlin. There is also a woodcut printed from three blocks in black, red and brown.
The subject of two dogs biting each other recurs in various editions of Luther's 'De captivitate Babylonica ecclesie' .
The dolphin ornament is derived from Venice via Urs Graf.
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Associated Title: Ptolemaeus Actus Restitutus Emaculatus (Strasbourg 1520)
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