Change Author / Owner : Recto: Invention of Distillation, preliminary design for "Distillatio," plate 7 in the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series
Recto: View of a laboratory with chemists and assistants distilling. At center, a large vessel for heating. In the foreground at right, a man seated in a chair, reading a manual; a young man stands behind him. At left, a boy with mortar and pestle. Verso: Sketches of five figures. A doctor appears seated, below, and standing, above. This is a preparatory drawing for the "Hyacum et lues venera" print, plate 6 from Stradanus's Nova Reperta series, published in Antwerp by Philips Galle.