Seventeenth Century 1600-1699 Floor
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The seventeenth century began with an explosion in alchemical publications. Some beautiful series of alchemical engravings appeared in well crafted books. After the 1620's, due partly to the Thirty years War, and the Civil war in Britain, printing was depressed and the issuing of books on alchemy was considerably reduced. After about 1650 publication became more easy and there was an other exciting period of alchemical book publication among whiche were many emblems and series of emblems.

  • Paintings of alchemists and their Laboratories Room