Item Details

Call Number: MS Ferguson 67
Images: [ MS Ferguson 67 fol. 10r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1499 and 1599
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Ferguson
Content: Libro intitulato Il tesoro del mondo di Pietre Antonio Neri - che tratta di Alchimia con diverse figure, non solo di forni, uasi, et instrumenti chimici, ma altre figure intorno alle miniere di tutti i metalli. 16th century. In Latin and Italian, various hands. Contemporary limp vellum binding. Ff. [1-vii] blank.
fviii- xix Indice [List of contents.]
f xxvii [Coloured drawing of two flasks set upon furnaces.]
f xxviii [Coloured drawing of water bath apparatus.]
f1 - 40 [40 coloured drawings of alchemical process.]. Pen and water-colour illustrations of alchemical symbols, alchemical processes and other preparations on ff. [xxvii, xxviii], 1-40, 53, 58, 70, 77, 79, 86-90, 92, 93, 104, 105, 135, [190]. The recipes contain also: f.98 Mirabil esperimento di frate Gregorio quale fu discipulo di Arnoldo de Villa nova ; f.141v Bianco del Duca Cosmo di Medici. With inscriptions: f.[xxvii]v Di: me prete Anto Neri Fioro: 1598 ; f.[190]r à di 12 di Gennaro 1599 Martedi ; f.[i]r J[ohn] F[erguson] Oct. 9 1879. E White
Physical Description: Paper, 17 cm x 11 cm. xxxv, 182 leaves: 35 unnumbered, 188 numbered 1-188 with numbering giving 30 1/2 after 30 and lacking 117 and 2 blank unnumbered leaves after 182, and 11 leaves numbered [189-199] of which 10 are blank
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: Kunst und Alchemie: das Geheimnis der Verwandlung, Museum Kunstpalast, herausgegeben von Sven Dupré, Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk und Beat Wismer (München, 2014), p. 87; Paul Engle, 'Depicting Alchemy: Illustrations from Antonio Neri's 1599 Manuscript' in Glass of the Alchemists (Corning Museum of Glass, New York: 2008), pp48-61 contains a detailed description of the manuscript and large colour reproductions of the following folios: 2r, 7r, 8r, 9r, 10r, 11r, 26r, 27r, 37r, 38r, 39r.
Exhibitions: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasion: Art and Alchemy, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, 5 Apr.-10 Aug. 2014.
Accession Number: 353
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Antonio Neri
exhibition: Art and Alchemy
Exhibition, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, 5 April-10 August 2014.
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