Ripa- Iconologia- Artifice and Art

On artifice: “A comely Man, whose Garment is richly embroider’d; he lays his Hand upon a Screw of perpetual Motion, and by his right shews a Hive of Bees. He is nobly clothed, because Art is noble of it self. His Hand upon the Screw shews that Engines have been contriv’d be Industry; that by […]