The Astrologer: What matters most, Should be considered most

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Book Title: Spiegel van het menselyk bedrijf : in kleuren vertoond met honderd verbeeldingen, van ambachten, konsten, hanteeringen en bedryven, met verzen / Jan en Kasper Luiken.

Author: Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712

Image Title: The Astrologer: What matters most, Should be considered most

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Description: At night and by candlelight, the astrologer studies the stars through his open window. A globe, a sphere and a chart rest on the table next to him; on the floor is a Jacob’s staff next to a bookcase full of books. The Dutch artist and poet, Jan Luiken (1649-1712), was responsible for drawing this emblem and for creating the motto and poem that follow. Jan Luiken and/or his son Casper Luiken (1672-1708) were responsible for its etching. The attendant scripture text is 2 Peter 3:9-14. Motto: What matters most, / Should be considered most. Poem: To be seated so low on the ground, /And to measure the course of the high heaven, /Seems much: but it’s much more useful, /To track the course of life, /And what finally will happen, /So that one prevents eternal destruction. (Translation by Josephine V. Brown, with editorial assistance from William G. Stryker).

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