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Robert Fludd’s Memory Tricks (1617)

- January 17, 2019 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, memory, numbers, robert fludd

Robert Fludd's alphabet of correspondences, where each letter and number is paired with an object which echoes its shape.

Scenes relating to the life of Charles IV, King of Spain (1788)

- January 15, 2014 in charles IV, collections, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, Images, Images-18th, Images-Engraving-Line, king of spain, Library of Congress, numbers, spain, Underlying Work: PD Worldwide, woodcut

Woodcut print showing forty-eight numbered scenes relating to the life of Charles IV, King of Spain.

Numerical Hands (1797)

- November 15, 2012 in chironomia, collections, gesture, hand gestures, Images, Images-18th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Science, numbers, oratory

Images from an 18th century Italian book entitled Scoperta della chironomia, ossia, Dell’arte di gestire con le mani by Vicenzo Requeno, a Spanish monk living in Italy. The book examines the gestural techniques as recounted in various Greek and Latin authors, concentrating (as illustrated in the images below) on representing numbers with the hand. (All images taken from Scoperta della chironomia, ossia, Dell’arte di gestire con le mani (1797) housed at the Internet Archive, donated by the Getty Research Institute). Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!

Numerical Hands (1797)

- November 15, 2012 in chironomia, collections, gesture, hand gestures, Images, Images-18th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Science, numbers, oratory

Images from an 18th century Italian book entitled Scoperta della chironomia, ossia, Dell’arte di gestire con le mani by Vicenzo Requeno, a Spanish monk living in Italy. The book examines the gestural techniques as recounted in various Greek and Latin authors, concentrating (as illustrated in the images below) on representing numbers with the hand. (All images taken from Scoperta della chironomia, ossia, Dell’arte di gestire con le mani (1797) housed at the Internet Archive, donated by the Getty Research Institute). Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!