A photographic reproduction of the replica of an alchemist's laboratory located in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. Various vessels for distillation can be seen along with two furnaces.
This plate is found within The Romance of Modern Chemistry, which is a layman's introduction to topics in chemistry. Includes a history of chemistry along with alchemy and the philosopher's stone; elements including organic, invisible, metals, acids, alkalies, and water; chemical changes such as fire, freezing and explosions; chemistry of the stars; food; electricity; solutions and crystals; as well as discoveries in chemistry.
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