Illustrations from a late 14th century manuscript by Nicholas of Lynn, reproduced here with the kind permission of The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford.
You may click on any one of the images to view a slideshow with further information, including the manuscript and folio numbers. As these are simple snapshots I took of the manuscripts, you are encouraged to contact the Imaging Services of the Bodleian Libraries directly to obtain professional reproductions.
Please note that MS Ashmole 789 f.365r has also been produced on the LUNA site of the Bodleian Libraries.
Select sources on Nicholas of Lynn:
- Eisner, Sigmund, “Lynn, Nicholas (fl. 1386–1411),” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. [Subscription-based site (ODNB)]
- Jones, Peter Murray, “Medicine and Science,” the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume III: 1400-1557, eds. Lotte Hellinga and J. B. Trapp, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp. 433-448. [Subscription-based site (Cambridge Histories Online)]
- Kuczynski, Michael P., “A New Manuscript of Nicholas of Lynn’s ‘Kalendarium’: MS Chapel Hill 522, fols. 159r–202r,” Traditio, Vol. 43, 1987, pp. 299-319. [Subscription-based site (JSTOR)]
- O’Boyle, Cornelius, “Astrology and Medicine in Later Medieval England The Calendars of John Somer and Nicholas of Lynn,” Sudhoffs Archiv, Bd. 89, H. 1, 2005, pp. 1-22. [Subscription-based site (JSTOR)]
- Taylor, E. G. R. and Mercator, “A Letter Dated 1577 from Mercator to John Dee,” Imago Mundi, Vol. 13, 1956, pp. 56-68. [Subscription-based site (JSTOR)]
- The Bodleian Library, LUNA online source; other images from manuscripts by Nicholas of Lynn, and other illustrations of the zodiac man in various manuscripts.
- For various illustrations of the zodiac man, see also the Images Collection of the Wellcome Institute.
- You may also find interesting Ulrich Pinder’s Epiphaniae medicorum (1506).