image MS_11_341r
Image number: RS.16319
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Quintessence

Date

ca.early 17th century

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p341r

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 210mm
width (page): 150mm

Subject

Description

A text discussing where the quintessence (fifth essence) can be found. The text includes a small symbol.

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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