Engraving, 190 x 140mm, 7˝ x 5˝". Trimmed.
Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1235–1311) Spanish alchemist, astrologer and physician. Among his achievements was the discovery of carbon monoxide and pure alcohol. He translated a number of medical texts from Arabic, but is believed to have written 'Breviarium Practicae' himself. Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'.
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