Adam as Zodiac man, 1794

Adam as Zodiac man, 1794

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Adam as Zodiac man, 18th-century illustration. This is Plate 1 from Volume 1 of 'An universal system of natural history: including the natural history of man' (1794) by English astrologer Ebenezer Sibly (1751-c.1799). Sibly was a literal Biblical creationist who believed that God had made Man as a microcosm of creation. He also held with mystical practices verging on modern New Age beliefs. Here, zodiac properties are attributed to parts of the body.

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