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RE: Folio 57v & phebelabia...
Another quick observation about f57v: if you really, *really* enhance the
contrast and intensity, and look at the second blank ring in from the
outside, there appear (to my eyes, at least) to be some very tiny, very
faint astrological symbols there:-
(approx hour) (planet)
11.45 Venus (and possibly Mars conjunct, just to the left of it)
However, these are all right at the edge of what can be resolved from the
best JPGs we have, and may simply be Rorschach projection on my part
(though, naturally, I'd like to think not) - but note that they're simply
too faint to be discernible on the CopyFlo at all.
Still, I'd be the first to admit that we'd need significantly better scans
in order to determine if things like these exist or not - but if they do,
we may be able to derive a date from the relationship between the planets.
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
PS: an unrelated point, but I thought I'd mention it before I forgot it -
when I showed the tiny letters & numbers in some of the plant illustrations
in folio 1 to Philip Neal, he suggested that perhaps these were directions
the illustrator gave to the painter - ie, somewhere between Pantone and
painting-by-numbers (but probably towards the latter end).