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A medieval chemical philosophy Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2017
A medieval philosophy having as its asserted aims the transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of the panacea, and the preparation of the elixir of longevity. It was practiced in most of the ancient world, from China and India to Greece. Alchemy migrated to Egypt and was later revived in 12th-century Europe through translations of Arabic texts into Latin.
Medieval European alchemists made some useful discoveries, including mineral acids and alcohol. The revival led to the development of pharmacology and to the rise of modern chemistry. The gold-making processes of alchemists were finally discredited, but not until the 19th century.
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Alchemist - Engraving, Public domain image

Alchemist - Engraving, Public domain image

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Rex in mari. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Rex in mari. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Le Docteur Alchimiste (18th cent.)

Le Docteur Alchimiste (18th cent.)

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 a

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 a

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

[Symbolic picture in alchemical text showing crowned man standing on sun and crowned woman standing on moon joining flowers with descending dove, which represents marriage and the union of two substances]

[Symbolic picture in alchemical text showing crowned man standing on s...

Illus. and text in: Artis auriferae. Basileae : Excudebat C. Waldkirch : Expensis C. de Marne, & I. Aubry, 1593. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - An old book with a picture of a man and a woman on it

Illustration from Alchemy Book - An old book with a picture of a man a...

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Furnace. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Furnace. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - An old book with a picture of a man holding a sword

Illustration from Alchemy Book - An old book with a picture of a man h...

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Book cover. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Book cover. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Bishop and alchemists. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Bishop and alchemists. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

The Second Booke - An old book with a drawing of a man holding a tennis racquet

The Second Booke - An old book with a drawing of a man holding a tenni...

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey. Public domain scan of 17th-century scientific illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mr. Garrick in the Character of Abel Drugger, Mr Burton and Mr Palmer in the Characters of Subtle and face. Alchemist Act 2 Scene 6th.

Mr. Garrick in the Character of Abel Drugger, Mr Burton and Mr Palmer ...

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Alchemy diagram. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy diagram. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - An old book with a bunch of pictures on it

Illustration from Alchemy Book - An old book with a bunch of pictures ...

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Furnace with distillators. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Furnace with distillators. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Secrets of Nature. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Secrets of Nature. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Emblema. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Emblema. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 e

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 e

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Pharmacopoea Harlemensis c.1750

Pharmacopoea Harlemensis c.1750

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Die Sechste gliechnis. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Die Sechste gliechnis. Book illustration from Library of Congress

The sixth allegory, showing a man holding a sword and decapitated head standing by dismembered body signifying alchemical purification through separation. Illus. and text in: Aureum vellus / Salomon trismosin. ... More

Twee soldaten in de hut van een alchemist

Twee soldaten in de hut van een alchemist

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Mercurius Sublimate, a chymist, and his man Crucible

Mercurius Sublimate, a chymist, and his man Crucible

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Fire vs. Gold. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Fire vs. Gold. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Reactor. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Reactor. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Laboratory for metallurgy and the industrial arts 1765 (Canot, Wale)

Laboratory for metallurgy and the industrial arts 1765 (Canot, Wale)

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Azoth, Sive Aureliae Occultae Philosophorum by Basil Valentine, 1613 (dresden)

Azoth, Sive Aureliae Occultae Philosophorum by Basil Valentine, 1613 (...

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Cabala, Speculum Artis Et Naturae In Alchymia by Stephan Michelspacher (1654) (dresden)

Cabala, Speculum Artis Et Naturae In Alchymia by Stephan Michelspacher...

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey. Public domain photograph of 17th-18th century drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Humours and elements from BL Harley 2660, f. 37

Humours and elements from BL Harley 2660, f. 37

Detail of a circular diagram relating to the humours and the elements. Image taken from f. 37 of Etymologiae, and De natura rerum (ff. 33-48v), with letters between Isidore and Braulio (ff. 1v-3). Written in La... More

[Title page with illustration showing the tree of knowledge]

[Title page with illustration showing the tree of knowledge]

Illus. in: Arbor scientiæ venerabilis et cælitvs illuminati patris Raymvndi Lvllii Maioricensis .... [Lugduni] : 1515. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard ... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book

Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Sublimator. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Sublimator. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Third View of Practical Chemistry

Third View of Practical Chemistry

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

[Interior of a metallurgist's workshop with furnace and implements of his trade; on the hood over the furnace is a portrait of an unidentified man]

[Interior of a metallurgist's workshop with furnace and implements of ...

Illus. in: Voarchadvmia contra alchi'miam: ars distincta ab archimi'a, & sophia: cum additionibus: proportionibus: numeris: & figuris opportunis. Venetiis : 1530. Published in: The tradition of technology : La... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Sun and the Moon. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Sun and the Moon. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain dedication image

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain dedication image

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Emblema. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Emblema. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

A hot still. Illustration from Alchemy Book

A hot still. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 f

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 f

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Humours and elements from BL Harley 2660, f. 37

Humours and elements from BL Harley 2660, f. 37

Detail of a circular diagram relating to the humours and the elements. Image taken from f. 37 of Etymologiae, and De natura rerum (ff. 33-48v), with letters between Isidore and Braulio (ff. 1v-3). Written in La... More

Alchemist - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication

Alchemist - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication

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Illustration from Alchemy Book

Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Scientific method. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Scientific method. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Death of hermaphrodit. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Death of hermaphrodit. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Emblema IV. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Emblema IV. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Cabala, Speculum Artis Et Naturae In Alchymia by Stephan Michelspacher (1654) (dresden) a

Cabala, Speculum Artis Et Naturae In Alchymia by Stephan Michelspacher...

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 c

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 c

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 i

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 i

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey. Public domain photograph of propeller aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 m

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 m

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Alchemical apparatus from BL Sloane 1091, f. 161v

Alchemical apparatus from BL Sloane 1091, f. 161v

Diagram of alchemical apparatus. Image taken from f. 161v of Miscellany, including the Rosarius minor (ff. 125-132); a version of De leone viridi (ff. 102-104). Written in English; Latin. Sir Hans Sloane (1660... More

Johann Theodor de Bry - Hic est draco caudum suam devorans

Johann Theodor de Bry - Hic est draco caudum suam devorans

Dragon or ouroboros devouring itself by the tail, and text of epigram in alchemical emblem book. Illus. and text in: Atalanta fugiens / Michael Maier. Oppenheimii : Es typographia H. Galleri, sumptibus J.T. de ... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Salamandra. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Salamandra. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Dragon, Sun and the Moon. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Dragon, Sun and the Moon. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Diagram. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Diagram. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Salamander. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Salamander. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Facies Interna Laboratorium Academici Traiectini 1698

Facies Interna Laboratorium Academici Traiectini 1698

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L'alchimiste (after) 1769

L'alchimiste (after) 1769

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 g

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 g

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey. Public domain photograph of painting, 16th-17th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Alchemist - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication

Alchemist - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication

Public domain scan - print, etching, Netherlands, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Twee soldaten in de hut van een alchemist

Twee soldaten in de hut van een alchemist

Public domain scan - 18th-century print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Alchemical scene showing two putti holding philosopher's stone containing image of Hermes, below which are a man and a woman kneeling before furnace where transmutation is to take place]

[Alchemical scene showing two putti holding philosopher's stone contai...

Illus. in: Mutus liber / Altus. 1702, pl. 11. Public domain photograph of 17th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Alchemist - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication

The Alchemist - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication

Public domain photograph of artwork in the Rijksmuseum, Netherlands, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Illustration from Alchemy Book

Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Resurrection process. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Resurrection process. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Illustration from Alchemy Book - Public domain book illustration

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Distilator. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Distilator. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Cabala, Speculum Artis Et Naturae In Alchymia by Stephan Michelspacher (1654) (dresden) b

Cabala, Speculum Artis Et Naturae In Alchymia by Stephan Michelspacher...

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 h

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617 h

Collection of strange images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Charles-Émile Jacque - [Alchimiste.]
[Roger bacon conducting an experiment], engraving, Library of Congress

[Roger bacon conducting an experiment], engraving, Library of Congress

Illus. in: Symbola avreæ mensæ dvodecim nationvm. Francofvrti : typis A. Hummij, impensis Lucæ Iennis, 1617. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. ... More

Magical vehicle. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Magical vehicle. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Fire. Earth. Water. Air. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Fire. Earth. Water. Air. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Wolf of the East vs. Dog of the West fight. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Wolf of the East vs. Dog of the West fight. Illustration from Alchemy ...

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

Sun, Earth and the Moon. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Sun, Earth and the Moon. Illustration from Alchemy Book

Alchemy was "chemistry" before the periodic table. It was believed that combining the four basic properties (earth, fire, air, and water) in certain ratios could produce iron, gold, booze, and even life itself.... More

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