Medieval London

Industrial Alembics

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Title

Industrial Alembics

Subject

Alembics

Description

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 was put to semi-industrial use for the separation of silver from gold. Ercker was Dresden's assayer, having been appointed to that position in 1554, and he later became a control tester of coins.

Creator

Lazarus Ercker (c. 1530, Annaberg, Saxony — died c. 1594, Prague, Bohemia)

Date

1580

Contributor

Esther Cuenca

Format

2,678 x 3,508 px (22.67 x 29.70 cm) - 300 dpi - 2.14 MB

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Woodcut illustration

Files

Ercker assaying 1580.jpg

Collection

Citation

Lazarus Ercker (c. 1530, Annaberg, Saxony — died c. 1594, Prague, Bohemia), “Industrial Alembics,” Medieval London, accessed September 21, 2021, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/12.

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