Lines of the hand and their associated zodiac symbols

Dublin Core

Title

Lines of the hand and their associated zodiac symbols

Subject

Incunabula
Woodcuts (prints)
Zodiac symbols

Description

Chiromancy or palmistry is the study of the lines and shapes of the human hand to determine an individual's characteristics and analyze past, present, and future events. Books on the subject were among the most popular incunables produced. This brief manual on chiromancy identifies the lines of the hand and associates areas of the palm with the sun, moon, and planets as an aid to astrological divination.

Abstract

Woodcut print of the lines of the hand and their associated zodiac symbols, from Chiromantia (Venice, October 1493)

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Bernardinus Benalius

Date Created

1493 October

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Ballard 267)

Format

image

Extent

1 woodcut print

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002511

Provenance

Bequest of Dr. William Norton Bullard to the Boston Medical Library, 1931

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002511_ref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Lines of the hand and their associated zodiac symbols,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12584.