The anatomy of man's body, as governed by the twelve constellations. 1740
The image is influenced by similar images appearing in 18th century almanacks, including Benjamin Franklin’s ‘Poor Richard's Almanack’. The Illustration shows human figure surrounded by, and linked to, the twelve signs of the zodiac illustrating the influences of various planets and stars on the human body, and also astrological symbols for the plants. An almanac, (derived from the Greek word almenichiaka, which means calendar) is an annual publication that includes information such as weather forecasts, farmers' planting dates, tide tables, and tabular information often arranged according to the calendar. They also contained astronomical information including the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, and also eclipses. A hundred years later in the midst of the enlightenment astrological influence was still to be seen in everyday life.

 

The anatomy of man's body, as governed by the twelve constellations. 1740

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  • Recreation of titlepages with added historical elements. Printed on watercolour paper with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet. 5"x7"