Saturday, October 13, 2007

Michael Maier Atalanta Fugiens

I have been interested in alchemical imagery for a number of years and some of the pictures that struck a particular chord with me were the illustrations for Michael Maiers Atalanta Fugiens of 1617. Michael Maiers (1568-1622) was a german physician and a councellor to Rudolf II Habsberg who also spent some time in England at the court of James I. Atalanta Fugiens was published in 1617, it is known as an emblem book.

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