To commemorate the 4th Centenary of the death of King Philip II of Spain (1598-1998), a series of significant, such as Tiny Prayer (we also have it on sale) or this Horoscope Matthias underwent Haco facsimile works were published.
Is important because it brings us closer to their historical figure and his personality as an individual, always difficult thing in public figures and, above all, outstanding men who went to the living history in critical times. In the public man, the official life clouds or masks its human condition, because their actions have social significance, while small personal changes (illness, psychological crisis, etc.) that led to a decision which is then judged by ignoring results that nobody could have foreseen.
It is because Matias Haco, personal physician of Emperor Charles V, who was dedicated and delivered when Felipe II visited Brussels called by his father, who was ill, in 1549. Since the situation of the astrologer was the Court itself, They can reveal some political data that escape chronic historians, since they are based only on official records. The cause which led him to perform the work is given by the same Haco: has studied the life of the heir by his horoscope and he has drawn attention for its uniqueness and political importance. Amazes check the success of the many predictions when compared with the biography of King.
It seems that Felipe II consulted the book over what has been suggested so far. In his time, astrology was not well received by the more orthodox, or at universities or in the Church. Therefore it would have been unacceptable to have a book forecasts or be guided by him. However, the monarch must be versed in the matter, as the symbols used by the astrologer not understand a beginner and still today are arduous concepts for much of astrologers.
Full and faithful reproduction of the original is preserved in the Library of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, conducted under supervision of a notary, accompanied by codicological study, transcription and translation of the Spanish text. Exclusive and limited edition.
The limited to 980 copies, facsimile edition was published jointly conducted with the National Heritage and numbered each unique item through notarial certificate, associate in the work (the copy offered corresponds to a low number, less than 20). It comes in a case guardalibro inside which is a copy of the fax and a book study. The reproduction of the manuscript was made following the patterns of faithfulness to the original, in all its detail, handmade bound in black cloth with the emblem of the Escuarialense Library.
Manuscript size 16.5 x 21 cm. 144 pages. Book study format 15.6 x 20.7 cm. 132 pages. Both presented in a box-case book format 20 x 23.8 cm.
Copy in perfect condition. The studs having some photos are digital processing.
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