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1617: Atalanta Fugiens

Michael Maier’s Atalanta Fugiens is an alchemical “emblem book” consisting of 50 illustrations by Matthias Merian, each of which is accompanied by a epigrammatic verse, a philosophical discourse, and a musical fugue. This first emblem shows Boreas, the North Wind, … Continue reading

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15th Century: Angel

Illustration from the Aurora Consurgens, a 15th century alchemical treatise once attributed to Thomas Aquinas.

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1595: Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae

Hans Vredeman de Vries: Alchemist’s Laboratory (1595) Illustration for Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae by Heinrich Khunrath

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