The Alchemy web site on Levity.com
Alchemical symbolism and imagery.Imagery and symbolism are important facets of alchemy. There are the little graphic signs for alchemical substances and processes, the images of alchemical apparatus and laboratory equipment, and the beautiful and enigmatic emblems and series of emblems that adorn many alchemical books and manuscripts. There are also a number of paintings on alchemical themes, and some artists were influennced, however peripherally, by alchemy.
Graphic signs for alchemical substances, processes and equipment.
Egyptian symbols for the metals
Alchemical symbols used in 17th century
Alchemical and chemical symbols used by Scheele (18th century)
Chemical symbols used by Dalton (19th century)
Comprehensive list from Medicinisch-Chymisch- und Alchemistisches Oraculum, Ulm, 1755.
Images of alchemical apparatus and laboratory equipment.
Images from Greek alchemical manuscripts
Images from Greek alchemical manuscript in Venice
Images from Greek alchemical manuscripts in Paris
Drawings from the Book of Crates
Drawings from a medieval Syrian manuscript
Chemical utensils from Libavius Alchymia, 1606
Vessels for digestion and circulation from Libavius Alchymia
Still heads from Libavius Alchymia
Other chemical utensils from Libavius Alchymia
Receivers from Libavius Alchymia
Apparatus for analysis and separation from Andreas Libavius Alchymia
Idealised design for a chemical institute, from Alchymia
42 woodcuts of alchemical and distilling apparatus from John French The art of distillation
12 woodcuts of alchemical apparatus from Geber's Works
Late mediaeval Indian alchemical apparatus.
Indian alchemical apparatus
Alchemical emblematic imagery.
Adam McLean's Art Gallery of hand-coloured alchemical images [over 800 items]
Alchemy Emblems project
Searchable database of alchemical emblems [500 + images]
Database of alchemical iconography
Images from alchemical manuscripts
Emblematic material related to alchemy
Astronomical/astrological emblematic material related to alchemy
Artworks on alchemical themes
Alchemy in art - engravings, drawings and paintings showing alchemist's laboratories
Contemporary artists influenced by alchemy
Alchemical engravings handcoloured by Adam McLean
Portraits of alchemists and hermetic philosophers
Enochian, Rosicrucian or Elemental Chess
Alchemical music [from Atalanta fugiens]