image EL_M1_30_03
Image number: RS.15835
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Sheild with symbols of mercury and sulphur

Date

1 August 1664

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p3

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 216mm
width (page): 167mm

Subject

Description

Small pen drawing of a sheild surrounded by the symbols for mercury and sulphur on either side. This image was drawn within the text of a letter from Balthasar de Monconys (1611-1665) to Robert Moray, dated 1 August 1664. The letter describes Monconys's travels to Germany and Italy, experiments to show the electric force of the air, experiments with gold, a child who could not read or write but could perform complicated arithmetic, black coral in Italy and the bones and teeth of an elephant of Hannibal.

Related Fellows

Robert Moray (1608-1673, British), Natural philosopher

Associated place

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