[Adrian von Seumenicht]Hadrianus, a Minsicht, Germanus, Com: Pal: Phil: Et Med: D: P.L. Caes: Nec Non Diver: S.R. Prin. Consil Et Arch:
Rare engraving, sheet 175 x 130mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet.
Adrien von Seumenicht (1588-1638), alchemist best known for his work 'Aureum Saeculum Redivivum' (The Golden Age Restored). In an oval frame surrounded by alchemical and mathematical instruments, two of which supported by angels, with six lines of Latin text by Jonas Angelus in cartouche below. Probably a frontispiece to a volume of his works.
Wellcome Library no. 7128i; for another portrait of Seumenicht see ref. 13322.
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