The Lost Book of Nostradamus
Plate 3 shows an elderly man pointing out something in two books to a group of 8 people, four men and four women. They seem to be quite interested in what he is showing or telling them and it appears that they hold this man in high regard for they are kneeling before him. This man is representing a seer, wiseman or respected person of some type. Possibly the person is portrayed as an (Eastern) man.
This teacher wishes to tell men and women alike something about a book or two books. The two books might represent the Bible (Old and New Testaments).
At any rate, the teacher wishes to convey a message to both – men and women. Either something pertaining to what is written in these books, or the significance of the books themselves.