Beccafumi Series
This is early series of ten woodcuts by Domenico Beccafumi, also known as Meracino or Mecuccio. He was working in the early decades of the 16th century in Siena, and these woodcuts are thought to date to the period 1525-1540. They show a process in which the philosopher-alchemist and the laboratory worker-alchemist, begin by finding the seven metals, personified as Greek Gods lurking in the mountains, gathering these and leading them through a transformation process in the laboratory. These are amongst the earliest printed depictions of alchemical imagery.
INDEX   Lambspring   Thurneisser   Mylius   Valentine   Khunrath   Hermaphrodite child   Mutus liber   Atalanta   Petrus Bonus   Rosary   Terrestrial astronomy   Splendor solis   Doorkeeper   Pandora   Eleazar   Valentine Azoth   Orthelius   Speculum   Fludd cosmos   Mylius Rosary   Boehme   Mylius Azoth   Mylius Donum   Norton   Crowning   Beccafumi   Hildebrandt   van Helpen   Eleazar Donum   Geber   Ecker   Viatorium   Bugia   Freher  

All these images are copyright © Adam McLean 1999-2010. These are now available in my book Coloured Alchemical Sequences available from my Blurb shop .