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Andreas Friedrich - Emblemata Nova

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrichen, 1617

August 21 solar eclipse on a new moon in a picture

Emblemata Nova by Andreas Friedrich. Engravings by Jaques de Zettre. Published by Lucas Jennis in Frankfurt, 1617

Alchemical and Rosicrucian compendium, ca. 1760. The images are breathtaking.

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is a great resource for finding high-res digitizations of alchemical and mystical book illustrations.

Alchemy manuscript - Image from the Rosarium text of MS Ferguson 6: corporeal fire

Image from the Rosarium text of MS Ferguson corporeal fire / Embodied

The total solar eclipse inspires images of the vesica piscis. The ancient Egyptians practiced sacred geometry based on the shape. Architects and artists copied the solar eclipse/vesica piscis and its mathematics in their sacred buildings and artwork to reflect their religious beliefs. This ancient tradition was passed on through the centuries by the Freemasons.

The total solar eclipse inspires images of the vesica piscis.

The fountain representing the soul of man and alchemy's Prima Materia from Rosarium Philosophorum

The Rosarium Philosophorum. Sp Coll MS Ferguson Illustration the Fountain, representing the soul of man and alchemy's Prima Materia. University of Glasgow Library Special Collections Department

Danse Macabre from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493

Vintage image of Skeletons dancing and playing music, great Halloween image or a Danse Macabre banner. You print the image transfer and use on

The planet Saturn is depicted as the Roman god Saturnus, holding his symbolic attributes, a sickle and scythe; at left, a half-human, half-fish figure pouring water from a vessel representing the zodiacal sign of Aquarius and a goat representing Capricorn (the signs are governed by Saturn); from a series of seven woodcuts in the school/style of Lucas Cranach the Younger, 1550–70. (British Museum)

The Seven Planets Plate Saturn; whole-length figure, turned to left, holding…

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