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Image caption[Apparatus for distillation]
Image Type Print (Woodcut)
Image Date [not after 1545]
Size 9.5 x 10 cm.
Call number Smith 540.1 C465 1545 P.83
Notes Alchemy. This woodcut appears in book 1, chapter 51, entitled "De Calcinatione..."[On calcination], although it may accompany the previous chapter, "De Distillatione..."[On distillation]. It also appears in book 4, chapter 4 (p.188) of this edition, accompanying chapter entitled "De furno distillatorio"[On the furnace for distillation].
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function Material
Alembic   Glassware 
Furnace (Stove, Oven) Distillation   
Receiver Filtration   
Water Bath (Balneum Mariae)    
Publishig information
Author Jabir ibn Hayyan,
TitleAlchemiae Gebri Arabis philosophi solertissimi libri, cum reliquis, ut versa pagella indicabit.
PublisherIoañ. Petreius Nurembergeñ. Denuo Bernae excudi faciebat
Imprint Date1545
Location in Bookp.83