Contents and Arrangement

Horoscope No. 1, circa 1670-1687

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The first horoscope (no. 1), prepared by Johann Henrich Voigt sometime during the 1670s or 1680s, includes a contemporary biographical note on inside front cover: "Joh. Henrich Vogts Nativitat über den H. Baron Alexander von Enken welcher zu Bremen 1650 d. 7 July gebohrn und 1687 im Martio auff der insul Zante an einem hitzgen Fieber gestorben als Chur Sächsischer Cammerherr und General Major und Chef der Chur Sächsischen Auxiliar Truppen in Morea…"

Specifics for the volume are as follows: 14 folios, with modern foliation in pencil (19.5 x 16.0 cm). Includes full-page natal chart (in brown and red), one table, and three textual overlays. Contemporary red paper wrapper. [fol. 1r] "Christmassige Nativitat oder Geburts-Beschreibung ... [fol. 2v] Judicium Generale de Naturalibus. Kurtze Betrachtung der XII Hauser und deren Beschaffenheiten ... [fol. 9r] Judicium Speciale von den Directionibus Auff die Jahre und Monat berechnet ..."

Collection History


No materials were separated during 2015 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in February 2015. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in February 2015.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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Credit this material:

Horoscope No. 1; Alexander von Enke Horoscopes, C1500, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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