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    Clavis Artis?

    Anyone ever saw a .pdf of Clavis Artis? (i.e, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Clavis_Artis )

    I can't find it as a book, not even as an out-of-print book... Even if the images are somehow common to find in different places (webs, book covers, etc).

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    Original german version:

    http://digital.slub-dresden.de/werkansicht/dlf/2955/1/

    To download click on "Werkzeugkasten" then "PDF herunterladen".

    Google books version (lesser quality, but okay):
    https://books.google.de/books?id=2MR...oaster&f=false

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    Thank you, Florius.

    Oh... I assumed the original was written in Latin... haha, it would have made things easier for me. I got curious about the book because I liked the illustrations a lot, so I wanted to see the text.

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    Here is a "Clavis Artis Lullianae" in latin, but it is not the book you have in mind, I think. It has pictures of typical Lullian code circles. The other two books I linked to above don't have the picture you mentioned.

    https://books.google.de/books?id=0Sp...0artis&f=false

    The MS with the pictures is very rare and not available in german online libraries. The italian wikipedia has an interesting article and a link to two other librariers, where you might find a possibiliy to download it.

    https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clavis_Artis

    This english page seems to have copied some of the info of the italian wiki (or the other way round) and included some pictures too:

    https://flashbak.com/clavis-artis-il...uscript-63170/

    Clavis Artis is a very interesting book, imo. The publisher of the printed copy of Zoroaster (also known as Zarathustra, though I don't believe it was really written by the original guy) claims, his is the original book from which Abraham the jew and Samuel Baruch (Donum Dei) copied theirs from. Maybe it was an issue of religion, with the latter ones being jews and Zarathustra being an iranian founder of another non-abrahamitic religion.

    The GuR should have known this book as well, as there are quite some similarities.

    And I found undeniable similarities of the pictures to those in the "Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit (Book of the holy trinity)" from the 15th century, as well to those in Baro Urbigerus' book about the Circulatum Minus (18th century).

    The pictures you mentioned are only present in the MS and were not included in the printed books I linked to above.

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    Last edited by Florius Frammel; 12-25-2018 at 10:12 AM.

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