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Image caption[Apparatus for sublimation of marchasite]
Image Type Print (Woodcut)
Image Date [not before 1542]
Size 6.5 x 8.5 cm.
Call number Smith 540.1 J116 1542 P.35R
Notes Alchemy. Accompanying text describes an alembic set into an earthenware vessel (aludel) containing marchasite, which in turn is placed into a furnace built for high heat or fusion.
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function Material
Aludel   Earthenware 
Fusion (Melting) Furnace Sublimation  Brick or Stone 
Publishig information
Author Jabir ibn Hayyan,
TitleGeberis philosophi perspicacissimi, svmma perfectionis magisterii in sua natur ex bibliothecae Vaticanae exemplari undecunq...
PublisherApud Petrum Schoeffer... ; Apud Dominum Ioannem Baptistam Pederz
PlaceVenetiis; Brixiensem
Imprint Date1542
Location in Bookp.35r.