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Ercker assaying 1580.jpg
In this woodcut from Lazarus Ercker's Beschreibung aller furnemisten mineralischen Ertzt vnnd Bergtwercks arten ('Description of the Principle Mineral Ores and Methods of Mining'), published in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1580, one may see how the alembic…

Alembic London map.gif
This is a 1520 map upon which I marked, with a red star, Fenchurch Street, since that is where this alembic was excavated.

MOL Alembic original.jpg
An alembic was an apparatus, usually made of two vessels connected by a tube, which was used for the distillation of various substances, mostly liquids. The word alembic can be used to describe both the entire apparatus and part of the apparatus in…
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