Rosarium philosophorum

This is a famous series of 20 woodcuts which were first printed in the second volume of De Alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum... Frankfurt 1550.
Bibliography and description of woodcuts. Click on image to see an enlarged version. Back to symbolism page.





Alchemical imagery

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Enochian, Rosicrucian or Elemental Chess
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