Allegory of geometry, 16th century

Allegory of geometry, 16th century

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Caption: Allegory of geometry. 16th-century woodcut of an allegory on geometry, showing a woman holding a sextant and compass in her hands, facing a ship. This artwork is from 'Aepitoma omnis phylosophiae' (1504) by the German author Georg Reisch (c.1467-1525). This work is better known as 'Margarita philosophica' and was first published in 1503.

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