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Re: A brief digression on the Minchiate, and Cosmographia

continuing the post after interruption ... Our third Wheel of Fortune : Boethius, in his De Consolatione Philosophiae, led to the cosmograph, with the two empyrean spheres, and the same source led to the Wheel of Fortune. Here is what Gautier thinks is the first-ever Wheel of Fortune (of the Medieva...

A brief digression on the Minchiate, and Cosmographia

I've been seeing a few cosmographia in the manuscripts. A cosmograph is a picture of the whole world, showing the sublunar part, our world of chance, decay, and death, and usually also showing the eternal part, the perfect part, starting with the realm of planets, which move in perfect crystal spher...

Re: The trump labels of France

Noblet's choice of “Le Maison Dieu” as the label for his trump XVI : Part 3 of 4, of a posting on the trump labels of France. My thesis is that Noblet resorted to the Cary sheet as an image source, only because for five consecutive trumps, Devil through Sun, he did not have Viéville's images to cop...

Re: The trump labels of France

Part 2: Did the French know the Italian names? Part 2 of 4, of a posting on the trump labels of France. French labels for an Italian game : Caitlin Geofroy was the first to print Tareaux cards in France, at Lyon, in 1557. He brought the game from Italy, presumably, and he got the C-order of the tru...

Re: The trump labels of France

Noblet's labels, take 2 . Here is the table with the Viéville column added; thanks to MikeH for telling me where these labels came from. In the Italy column I've arranged the labels as Susio / Piscina // Alciato, however I've combined Susio and Piscina when they are the same, and I've translated Al...

Re: The trump labels of France

mikeh: Google isn't very good for finding things on this forum. It is better to use its own search function. The trick is to find the right search terms. It's amazing what won't work. Sometimes when you get to something you have to read posts before it that quote other posts, and search for uncommon...

Re: The three Zodiac cards in Noblet, and the Gemini in books of hours

Here is my reconstruction as good as it will probably get, until drawn by a better artist: all layers RH.png This is based on two concepts, 1) that the two sticks are part of a trellis structure that the lovers stand in front of, and 2) that the artist wished to be less explicit than the most explic...

Re: The trump labels of France

About the poem I translated as: Saint Peter makes my justice for the geezer, the fool, and the quack, For the lovers Dame Fortune has stumbled. The sound of the trumpet announces the destruction of the whole world. The Pope and Popess, The Emperor and Empress. The sun, the moon, and the stars. The s...

Re: The trump labels of France

I went over those cards, the ace of coins and the two of cups. Each line is followed, after "//", by the cards mentioned. top ace coins RW.PNG Pere . Sainct . Fait ~ Moy . Yustice . de ce . // VII - Yustice Vielart . Ma . E . Baga .// XI - Vielart / (Fool) Ma / (I) Baga Amoureux . de ~ ~ // VI - Amo...

Re: The three Zodiac cards in Noblet, and the Gemini in books of hours

Here is the idea of some sort of garden trellis that the lovers stand in front of. I plan to draw in the lovers and then as much of the trellis as their bodies don't cover, and hope you can still tell it is meant to be a trellis. background art RH595.png The worst problem is that the upper stick see...

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