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The Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter; Two men standing next to each other and looking at one another; the left man is wearing a turban and holds a bull by its horns with his hands; the man on the right is wearing a toga, he carries a sickle in one hand and a crutch in his other; between the two men the zodiac sign Scorpio is depicted in the air facing down; the illustration is printed within an ornamental border in which playing angels and flowers are depicted; German letterpress on verso; title to Lichtenberger's "Practica und Pronostication" (Mainz: 1526)
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- 1526 (c.)
Height: 124 millimetres (image)
Width: 133 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is one from a book containing 41 book-illustrations to Johann Lichtenberger's Practica und Pronostication, first published by an anonymous publisher in 1488 in Heidelberg. The illustrations are printed in an ornamental border and were first used in an edition published by Heinrich Steiner in (around 1524); they were later re-used in 1526, 1528 and 1530. Breu's woodcuts are based on those used in the an earlier edition published by Jakob Meydenbach (Mainz: 1492). Most illustrations are accompanied by a title in German at the top of the page.
The first blank leaf of the volume is inscribed in English, in pencil with: 'The woodcuts seem to be by Jan Swart' by Arthur Ewart Popham.
For the complete volume see 1938.0617,11.1-41; for another impression of this woodcut see also 1938,0617.11.3.
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Associated Title: Practica und Pronostication (Mainz, 1526)
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