Alchemy discussion forum Home
 Search       Members   Calendar   Help   Home 
Search by username
Not logged in - Login | Register 
Alchemy discussion forum > Request for information > Help required > Diagram of Empedocles' elements

Diagram of Empedocles' elements
 Moderated by: alchemyd  
 New Topic   Reply   Print 
AuthorPost
Chad_Engbers
Member


Joined: Tue Jul 5th, 2011
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 7
Status:  Offline
 Posted: Sun Feb 12th, 2012 09:23 pm
 Quote  Reply 
I found this image in Arthur John Hopkins's Alchemy Child of Greek Philosophy (http://bit.ly/zVtLQm), but I'd like to know where Hopkins found it. Any clues?



Thanks,

cae

Chad Engbers

Attachment: (Downloaded times)

Alexander Guthrie Stewart
Member
 

Joined: Sat Feb 16th, 2008
Location:  
Posts: 192
Status:  Offline
 Posted: Sun Feb 12th, 2012 11:57 pm
 Quote  Reply 
I can't seem to find it anywhere in the standard books I have.

(sherwood Taylor, Reid, Holmyard)  Nor in the 300 or so alchemical emblems on Adam's site.  There is one mention of it online that i can find with a search, but they seem to have culled it from elsewhere and hosted it on their own or someone elses website and it isn't available.   

 

It looks to be medieval, but I am not sure when. 

Paul Ferguson
Member


Joined: Fri Feb 15th, 2008
Location:  
Posts: 1517
Status:  Offline
 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2012 08:59 am
 Quote  Reply 
Hi Chad,

It's from Leibniz:

http://history-computer.com/Dreamers/Leibniz.html

Chad_Engbers
Member


Joined: Tue Jul 5th, 2011
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 7
Status:  Offline
 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2012 05:21 pm
 Quote  Reply 
Leibniz! Didn't see that one coming. (Like Alexander, I thought it looked medieval.)

Thanks much, Paul.

Chad

Paul Ferguson
Member


Joined: Fri Feb 15th, 2008
Location:  
Posts: 1517
Status:  Offline
 Posted: Tue Feb 14th, 2012 08:27 am
 Quote  Reply 
Chad_Engbers wrote:
Leibniz! Didn't see that one coming. (Like Alexander, I thought it looked medieval.)

Thanks much, Paul.

Chad


Yes, it has a distinct 'cloisters and gargoyles' sort of feel to it, but I think it was probably not an easy task for the typesetter and just came out looking odd.

If you ever need to track down an image on the Internet, try Tineye reverse-lookup:

http://www.tineye.com/
http://www.tineye.com/about


 Current time is 02:01 pm




Powered by WowBB 1.7 - Copyright © 2003-2006 Aycan Gulez