Atalanta Fugiens

Atalanta Fugiens : A Treatise on Alchemy - A Facsimile of the Complete Manuscript

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A complete alchemy manuscript in 96 full-page color plates Atalanta Fugiens (lit. Atalanta in flight) is a compendium of illustrated alchemical literature by Michael Maier (1568-1622) a German physician, alchemist, writer, and composer. It was first published in Latin in Oppenheim in 1617. The theme of the work is the Greek myth of Atalanta, a virgin huntress who agreed to marry only if her suitors could outrun her. It consists of 50 illustrations, each of which is accompanied by an epigram on the myth, a discourse and a musical fugue. The origins of the present French translation of the manuscript - which does not include the fugues - are unknown. It is presently held by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.1mm | 208.65g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile
  • colour illustrations
  • 1507855540
  • 9781507855546

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