Praefiguratio in lapidem philosophorum

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. Not printed. One manuscript, attributed to “Theophrastus von Hohenhaimb.”

Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff.

Relationship between different versions. Only one version known.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style. A series of illustrations accompanied by short texts in German.

Relationship to other texts. This series of illustrations was first printed in the Pretiosa margarita, ed. by Giano Lacinio (Venice, 1546), sig. **8v–***4v and is also found (with Latin texts) in Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek: Voss. Chym. F.29, f. 97v–99v [untitled, anonymous].

Authenticity, authorship.

Time of writing.

II. Sources


  • Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum: Hs. 16752, f. 43r–50v

First printed: not printed

Further bibliographical references:

Norbert H. Ott, “Alchemie,” in Hella Frühmorgen-Voss and Norbert H. Ott, eds., Katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten Handschriften des Mittelalters, vol. 1 (Munich, 1991).