# Thread: Wheel and table in a map from 1582

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## Wheel and table in a map from 1582

Hi,
I collect maps of the Holy Land. and live in Israel.
Recently I saw a map of Michael Eitzinger (Eitzinger was a cartographer and historian in the service of the Emperors Ferdinand II and Maximilian II at the end of sixteen century). You can see the map in the Hebrew University collection
http://www.jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/maps/p...20Promissionis
There are two items in the map that I do not understand:
First –
a wheel with letters numbers and figures, I can recognize only the sentence " prudentes sicut serpentes et simplices sicut columbae" from Mat 10 16;
What are the letters and numbers mean ?
Second –
At the left, there is a table, like a magic square. The title is Hureb ( the mountain) and Sinai (the desert) at the lower part of the table.
If you'll add the columns the result is 101 except the first and lat columns that the sum is 104.
Any ideas ?
Thanks
Amir Cahanovitc

2. Originally Posted by amir_ca
Hi,
I collect maps of the Holy Land. and live in Israel.
Recently I saw a map of Michael Eitzinger (Eitzinger was a cartographer and historian in the service of the Emperors Ferdinand II and Maximilian II at the end of sixteen century). You can see the map in the Hebrew University collection
http://www.jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/maps/p...20Promissionis
There are two items in the map that I do not understand:
First –
a wheel with letters numbers and figures, I can recognize only the sentence " prudentes sicut serpentes et simplices sicut columbae" from Mat 10 16;
What are the letters and numbers mean ?
Second –
At the left, there is a table, like a magic square. The title is Hureb ( the mountain) and Sinai (the desert) at the lower part of the table.
If you'll add the columns the result is 101 except the first and lat columns that the sum is 104.
Any ideas ?
Thanks
Amir Cahanovitc
Hi Amir,

Welcome to our forum!

That map is fascinating! Thanks for the link. I will very much enjoy examining it more closely. I'll post something as time permits.

All the best,

Richard

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Originally Posted by amir_ca
Hi,
I collect maps of the Holy Land. and live in Israel.
Recently I saw a map of Michael Eitzinger (Eitzinger was a cartographer and historian in the service of the Emperors Ferdinand II and Maximilian II at the end of sixteen century). You can see the map in the Hebrew University collection

At the left, there is a table, like a magic square.
Any ideas ?
Thanks
Amir Cahanovitc
the magic square you refer to has a golden rectangle within a much larger 9x9 magic square (moon).
Do you see it?

8 x 5
Fibonacci numbers 8/5 = 1.6 = phi ratio

note the two 'S'...one in the east and one in the west?

that should keep you busy?

And why do you say the map is from 1582 when clearly at the bottom right it says 1581?

namaste
Last edited by Raphael; 03-15-2010 at 07:49 AM.

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