Dee’s Line and Circle

October 6th, 2007

A figure from John Dee‘s 1564 Monas Hieroglyphica (see Latin scans, English translation by Hamilton-Jones).

Monas Hieroglyphica

InTeLlectus iudicat veritatem. Contractus ad Punctum. Vulgaris, Hic, Oculus caligabit, diffidetque plurimum.

Which Josten translates, “Intellect judges the truth. Contracted to a Point. The vulgar eye will here be blind and most distrustful” (Ambix XII, 1964).

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