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Image information
Image caption[Alchemical laboratory with alchemist, experiments, and musical instruments]
Creator (Engraver) Doort, Peter van der
Image Type Print (Engraving)
Image Date 1609
Size 22 x 22 cm.
Call number Smith 540.1 K527.2 BODY0001
Notes Scene of an alchemist kneeling before a shrine of alchemical images and books, with chemical apparatus and musical instruments laid out around him. Latin inscription near top of image reads: Sine Afflatu Divino, Nemo Unquam Vir Magnus [Without divine inspiration, there is no man who is great].
 
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function Material
Alembic Distillation   
Balance    
Bellows    
Crucible    
Furnace (Stove, Oven) Distillation   
Matrass (Florence flask)   Glassware 
Receiver Distillation   
Retort    
Rings    
Tongs    
Water Bath (Balneum Mariae)    
 
Publishig information
Author Khunrath, Heinrich , 1560 - 1605
TitleAmphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae solius verae...
PublisherGuilielmus Antonius
PlaceHanoviae
Imprint Date1609
Location in Book[Plate 8]