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VMs: Re: Astro-spirals in the 1400s

There seem to be quite a few spirals in the VMS which were apparently of interest to the author of the manuscript, perhaps somehow correlated to spirals also seen in some flowers, though this may just be wild speculation. I sense that possibly flowers are compared to stars, who knows?
Dana Scott
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Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 12:35 PM
Subject: VMs: Astro-spirals in the 1400s

Here's a nice XVe siècle copy of Barthélemy l’Anglais's 'Liber de proprietatis rerum':


Not quite f68v3, but... it's a galactic spiral (spyral?), nonetheless (or it could be the sun?).


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