The ‘Tree of the Principles and Grades of Medicine’ as given in the ‘Liber Principiorum Medicinae’ of Raymond Lull in the edition of the ‘Opera omnia’ by Ivo Salzinger (Mainz, 1721 – 1742). The ‘rota’ gives the four ‘humores’ with a dual four-fold subdivision of the characters: A – hot (calor), B – dry (siccitas); C – wet, moist (humiditas) and D – cold (frigiditas). The ‘Lullian’ series is not directly connected to the elements, but could be interpreted as the ‘Aristotelian type’: fire – air – water – earth.
Von zweierley Menschen Sterben - Print made by anonymous; printed by Johann Otmar 1510 ca. 347 x 238 mm
Broadside on death and salvation; with a woodcut of a human skull in a circular frame with the instruments of Christ’s Passion; a small woodcut of Death attacking a horseman between the two columns of letterpress text below; text consisting of 34 lines of verse divided into two columns, at left the heavenly life, at right earthly life; below two-line quotation from Job.