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Elsholtz (Elsholt), Joh. Sigismund
Elsholt: Anthropometria 1663+ P. May: Chiromantia Et Physiognomia Medica 1670
Frankfurt a.d. Or, Andreas Beckmann, 1663. Item details Anthropometria, sive de mutua membrorum corporis humani proportione ... Elsholtz (Elsholt), Joh. Sigismund: Frankfurt ad Oder, Andreas Beckmann, 1663. 14.5 x 9 cm. 5 sheets, 266 (recte 166) pages. With engraved frontispiece and 7 copper plates. Parchment of time (spine with old ms. Signatures. Language: Latin Order number: 301365 Comments: * Garrison / Morton 151. - Elsholtz (1623-1688) was a German naturalist, "Hofmedicus", "Hofbotanicus" and alchemist at the court of Elector Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg. He is considered one of the most important German scholars in the natural sciences of the 17th Century. In 1653 he received his doctorate in Padua with a thesis on the application of measurement in medicine ("Anthropometria", first published in 1654). His book is the first work that uses the theory of proportion in medical-astrological human science. It summarizes contemporary literature on proportions on (and in) the human body, in terms of weight, mass and dimensions, and evaluates observations. The work also contains the earliest known image of a device for measuring body height ("anthropometron"). - The first 3 sheets in the upper area with worm passages in a segment of approx. 3 x 2.5 cm. - Bound: Meyen, Philipp (= P. May). Chiromantia et physiognomia medica. With an appendix of the signs on the nails of the fingers along with a tract from the Physiognomia Medica, Aniezo multiplied and made even clearer by experience. Dresden, Andre Löffler, 1670. 8 sheets, 208 pages, 4 sheets With 32 copper plates (complet … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun (bbraun_de) [Gengenbach, Germany]
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