Following up on the articles in Portuguese I found an image which I already know from another version in the Ferguson Collection here in Glasgow.
This is from
Lyon, Bibliotheque Municipale. MS. Palais des Arts 88. La Generation et Operation du Grand Oeuvres pour faire de l'or.
Apparently this came from the collection of the 18th century collector Pierre Adamoli.
The image is interesting as it shows in the foreground a four headed green dragon fighting a red dragon. Behind this a miner is trying to release some ore, and a woman stands with a red child king. This is part of an elaborate series. It was published in a French edition a few years ago.
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Pierre Adamoli is the subject of a major study by Yann Sordet, L'amour des livres au siècle des Lumières, Pierre Adamoli et ses collections, préface de Daniel Roche, Paris, 2001, 537 p., (ISBN 2-900791-45-6).