Page 73 from George Carleton, 'A Thankfull Remembrance of Gods Mercy', with an illustration showing Elizabeth I seated beneath a canopy; behind, to left, two guards prevent Somerville from attacking her; to right, he strangles himself in prison. 1627 Etching and engraving with letterpress, and woodcut initial
Astronomical compendium This astronomical compendium, in the shape of a Missal, carries the coat of arms of the Company of Jesus (IHS). The outer face of the lid bears a lunar dial showing the phases of the moon; the inner face is engraved with the hour lines. Inside, there is a tilting gnomon mounted on a compass (now missing), that ensured the instrument's correct orientation and allowed its use as a dial. The back of the book displays the planetary hours.
A LONDON DELFT DATED ROYAL DOUBLE PORTRAIT JUG 1662 Of globular form with flared cylindrical neck and grooved blue loop handle, painted predominantly in blue with the half-length portrait of Charles II and Queen Catherine in their coronation robes flanked by the initials CR<->2 and DQK with manganese hair and robes lightly enriched in ochre with the initials M/H.S./1662 above within a ogival cartouche, on a ground of chinoiserie figures and turreted buildings... 11 5/8 in. high
The seven liberal arts: logic, rhetoric, grammar (called the trivium), arithmetic, music, geometry and astronomy (known as the quadrivium). In the upper part of the circle are listed the three ‘higher’ subjects of study, natural, rational and moral philosophy, represented pictorially as 'Philosophia triceps', a three-headed, winged female.
Réunion des musées nationaux - French astronomical compendium ~ Includes the coat of arms and motto of Charles X. It is composed of a nocturnal, a list of latitudes in degrees of twelve cities in Europe, a compass, an azimuth pinnules (for sighting), and a double scale to assist in the measurement of the unequal hours in a day throughout the year - dates to 3rd quarter of the 16th century. ( Louvre)
SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 April 1591 (Chapter 30): "Master Habermel stopped by. Your compendium is on the table." You may recognize parts of Diana's compendium in the images below. The first image was not by Habermel, but another period instrument maker named Johann Anton Linden, and it provided me with the general structure of Diana's compendium, onto which I projected Habermel's style. ` Deborah HArkness facebook