Plate 43

"The Astrologer"


Moriae Encomium

Illustrated by Hans Holbein the Younger




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Holbein's illustration shown in Plate 43 from Moriae Encomium is associated with the following text drawn from

John Wilson's 1668 translation:


Nor is there wanting of this kind some that pretend to foretell things by the stars and make

promises of miracles beyond all things of soothsaying, and are so fortunate as to meet with

people that believe them.



The associated French text from L'Eloge de la Folie (1728) follows:


C'est par ces mommeries qu'ils éblouďssent les sots. N'oublions pas les Astrologues.