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Re: VMs: Hi from another newbie
AUTHOR Sambucus, Johannes
TITLE Icones veterum aliquot, ac recentium medicorum,
philosophorumque, elogiolis suis editae
SITE Biblioteca Universidad Complutense
NOTES Dpr of the 1574 Antwerp edition
In these "icones" are included a portrait of Mattioli
and of Sambucus as well.
--- Dana Scott <dscott520@xxxxxxx> a écrit :
> Here are a few references to the individuals you
> mentioned below.
> Johannes Sambucus:
> Richard Strein:
> Jacopo Strada:
> Ottavio Strada: (Jacopo's son)
> Katerina Stradova: (Jacopo's daughter)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rene
> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:19 AM
> Subject: Re: VMs: Hi from another newbie
> Dear all,
> in response to the following conversation:
> >>> what's wrong with the dee-kelly hypothesis?
> >> The fact that the only evidence available is
> >> circumstantial at best.
> > IMHO that does not justify a strong sentence
> > "we don't believe that Dee and Kelly had
> > to do with it either", especially since there
> > are not better hypotesis available (AFAIK)
> There is no positive evidence that Dee and/or
> Kelly sold the VMs to Rudolf.
> There are literally hundreds of people who sold
> items to Rudolf, who was a veritable collector of
> art and artefacts.
> There are many people known to have
> sold books to Rudolf.
> Wilfrid Voynich wrote in his 1922 article that he
> had studied this part of history, and identified
> Dee as the most likely candidate, because he was
> most likely to sell a book of R.Bacon to Rudolf.
> Since this selection criterium has been
> Dee is no longer the most likely candidate!
> Because of Voynich's statement, the lives of Dee
> and Kelly have been scrutinised in order to find
> more potential evidence. Nothing firm has been
> found, but lots of circumstantial stuff.
> Had other people been scrutinsed as much in
> this direction, I am fully convinced that equal
> of circumstantial would have been found. This
> is pure speculation, but I think it is justified -
> see as much in this list, where supporting
> for any and every theory can be collected easily.
> Three candidates (among the many) whom I would
> find particularly promising in this respect (more
> than Dee or Kelly) would be:
> - Joannes Sambucus
> - Richard Strein von Schwarzenau
> - Jacopo Strada
> I doubt that the internet is a good source for
> about these people, but you never know....
> Cheers, Rene
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