Richard Saunders

Engraving, 1677.
Image 8 7/8 x 5 11/16" (22.4 x 14.4 cm)
Good condition save for narrrow margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 97106
Price: $125.00
Publisher : No artist or publisher given.
Image shows Saunders wearing a cloak and plain collar, holding a book and hap upon an astrological globe.

Richard Saunders (1613-1675) was an astrologist and doctor.

Saunders was author of "The Astrological Judgment and Practice of Physick, deduced from the Position of the Heavens at the Decumbiture of the sick Person: wherein the fundamental Grounds thereof are most clearly displayed and laid open: shewing, by a universal method, not only the Cause but the Cure and End of all manner of diseases incident to human Bodies, &c. being the thirty years Practice and Experience of Richard Saunders, Student in Physick and Astrology;''1677; 4to. This portrait appeared as the frontispiece in this work. He was also the author of a folio on physiognomy, chiromancy, moles, dreams, &c. of which various extracts and abridgments have been made, and sold by the hawkers. Physiognomy and chiromancy were more respected in the reign of Charles II than they have been since - they were then regarded as next in dignity to their sister Astrology.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Scientists & Philosophers