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Emblem 25: squaring the circle.
Michael Maier (1568?-1622), Atalanta fugiens, hoc est, Emblemata nova de secretis naturae chymica : accomodata partim oculis & intellectui, figuris cupro incisi, adiectisque sententiis, epigrammatis & notis, partim auribus & recreationi animi plus minus 50 fugis musicalibus trium vocum, quarum duae ad unam simplicem melodiam distichis canendis peraptam, correspondeant, non absq; singulari jucundiatate videnda, legenda, meditanda, intelligenda, dijudicanda, canenda & audienda/ authore Michaele Majero Imperiel. Consistorii Comite, Med. D. Equ. ex. &c Publisher: Oppenheimii : Ex typographia Hieronymi Galleri, sumptibus Joh. Theodori de Bry, MDCXVIII [1618] Physical desc.: 211, [5] p : ill. (metal cuts; woodcut), music, port ; 20 cm. (4to) Note: Discursi and songs in Latin; emblems and epigrams in German and Latin Errata: p. [2]-[3], at end Index: p. [1], at end Later published without music in 1687 under title: "Secretioris naturae secretorum scrutinium chymicum" P. 11 has a portrait engraving of Maier; variants have p. 11 as blank Signatures: A-2D[superscript]4 (2D4 blank) The engravings are usually attributed to Theodor de Bry (1528-1598), but Faber du Faur attributes them to Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650). Download a 292k gif file.
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