image MS_131_0152
Image number: RS.16476
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Furnace for calcining the 'Bologna Stone' (phosphorous)

Date

1680

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p152

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 128mm
width (paper): 78mm

Subject

Chemistry
   > Alchemy

Content object

Description

Print of a furnace for calcining the 'Bologna Stone' (phosphorus), discussed by Marco Antonio Cellio, an astronomer and instrument-maker based in Rome. Cellio's book was reviewed in Philosophical Collections, edited by Robert Hooke.

Object history

This print is from Marco Antonio Cellio, Il fosforo, o'vero la pietra bolognese (Rome, 1680). The book is reviewed and this figure reproduced in Philosophical Collections, 3 (10 December 1681), unnumbered plate before p. 43.

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