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Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Title: [Perpetual calendar] Immer Wehrender Calender.
Published in: Southern Germany, ca. 1650
   
Size: 7.4 x 7.4 inches.
18.8 x 18.8 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Two copper plates printed on one sheet. Two corner of paper missing and reinforced. Page size 310x215mm
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A copperplate engraved perpetual calendar in paper. The pocket calendar is made up of three volvelles, or rotatable discs. The largest disk has a diameter of 180mm. and the month shows the name of the month, the most important feast days, the zodiacal sign, and the relative lengths of light and dark each day.
A second, smaller volvelle (90 x 90mm.) showing the days of the week. A third top volvelle (43 x 36mm.) showing days of the week, illuminated with The Man of Signs: showing the different parts of the body associated with the Zodiac signs. The zodiac was thought to exert influence over the body and was therefore consulted for propitious times to apply such remedies as bloodletting.
Medical astrology (Iatromathematics) is an ancient medical system that associates various parts of the body, diseases, and drugs as under the influence of the sun, moon, and planets, along with the twelve astrological signs. Each of the astrological signs is associated with different parts of the human body. The underlying basis for medical astrology, astrology itself, is considered to be a pseudoscience or superstition as there is no scientific basis for its core beliefs.
Zodiac to body part is as follows: Aries: head, face, brain, eyes, Taurus: throat, neck, thyroid gland, vocal tract, Gemini: arms, lungs, shoulders, hands, nervous system, brain, Cancer: chest, breasts, stomach, alimentary canal, Leo: heart, chest, spine, spinal column, upper back, Virgo: digestive system, intestines, spleen, nervous system, Libra: kidneys, skin, lumbar region, buttocks, Scorpio: reproductive system, sexual organs, bowels, excretory system, Sagittarius: hips, thighs, liver, sciatic nerve, Capricorn: knees, joints, skeletal system, Aquarius: ankles, calves, circulatory system, Pisces: feet, toes, lymphatic system, adipose tissue.

This type of calendars are usually engraved in brass and or silver. Those on paper are more fragile and thus have rarely survived. Volvelles on paper are even more rarer.
We are unable to trace any institutional examples.

A perpetual calendar is a calendar valid for many years, usually designed to look up the day of the week for a given date in the future.




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