Speculum sive lumen naturale

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
Speculum luminis naturae secundum lumen naturale

I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. Not printed. Two manuscripts.

Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff.

Relationship between different versions. Only one known version.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style.

Relationship to other texts.

Authenticity, authorship.

Time of writing. Further study required. The Leiden copy is dated 1593. Probably written in the 1580s or early 1590s.

II. Sources


  • Erlangen, Universitätsbibliothek: MS B 41 (olim Irm. 1439), f. 109v–118v
  • Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek: Voss. Chym. Q.38, f. 138v–151v

First printed: not printed

Historical Manuscript Catalogues: cf. Catalogus (Stuttgart), I, f. 9v, n° [347]

III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Paracelsus-Handschriften, 546, 617, 796 n° III/129.

Further bibliographical references:

Boeren, Codices Vossiani Chymici (1975), 196.