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Astrological work presenting 70 theses on celestial influence (p. 5-17), 42 canons of instructions for the use of astronomical tables (p. 19-65), and 30 examples of nativities (charts of the exact date, time, and location of birth) of prominent figures, mostly born in the second half of the 16th century (p. 66-151, with a title page for the section on the unnumbered page before p. 66). The examples include heads of state, high-ranking members of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, and aristocrats (including one woman, Leonora Ursina, p. 147); each of the nativities begins with an astrological diagram and also includes small tables. An index follows the examples (p. 152-158). This English translation of a Latin work published in Padua in 1657 (p. i, unnumbered page before p. 66) differs substantially from the English translations published in the late 18th and early 19th century.


Astrology--Early works to 1800, Astronomy--Early works to 1800 Codices, Diagrams, Tables (documents), Treatises, Manuscripts English--17th century, Manuscripts English--18th century, Manuscripts European

Facsimile of LJS 202, Primum mobile