Splendor Solis


Language: German

Collection: Kupferstichkabinett Berlin

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Splendor Solis ("The Splendour of the Sun") is a version dated around 1582 of the well-known, beautifully illuminated alchemical text attributed to Salomon Trismosin. The earliest version, written in Central German, is dated 1532–1535 and is housed at the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin at the State Museums in Berlin. It is illuminated on vellum, with decorative borders like a book of hours, beautifully painted and heightened with gold. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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