image MS_11_327v
Image number: RS.16318
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Alchemical installation

Date

ca.early 17th century

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p327v

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 205mm
width (page): 143mm

Subject

Content object

Description

A drawing of an alchemical installation with German and Latin descriptions, visualising where the fifth essence can be found.

These drawings and texts are part of a collection of treatises on alchemy, physical and mathematical sciences for 'Count Guido', entitled 'Libro varissimo del Conte Guido di materie Fisicke & Mathematicke', dated before 1650.

The manuscript was presented to the Royal Society in 1947 by the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.

Associated place

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