Plate 6 of Khunrath Heinrich's (1560-1605) Amphitheatrum Sapientiae, purportedly one of the most significant books of theosophical alchemy and the occult sciences. Though the title page reads 1602, the book was not published until 1609. Erasmus Wohlfahrt edited and published the manuscript following Heinrich's death in 1605. Wohlfahrt also added a preface and conclusion. The work contains masterful engravings, remarkable for their execution as well as alchemical symbolism. Nine double-paged copperplate engravings, a title page, and a frontispiece can be found in the digital collections.
A circular, text-filled engraving. Through the center of the engraving, from top to bottom, there is depicted the sun above parting clouds, a peacock, a two-headed man holding a large disk, and the earth.
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Khunrath, Heinrich. “Plate 6 from Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae, Solius, Verae [Amphitheatre of the Only True Eternal Wisdom].” In Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae Solius Verae. Hanau, Germany: Wilhelm Antonius, 1609. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/2j62s487q.
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Plate 6 from Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae, Solius, Verae [Amphitheatre of the Only True Eternal Wisdom]
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