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Voarchadumia contra alchimiam

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Author Giovanni Augustino Pantheo (Italian, active about 1517–1535), Printer Giovanni Tacuino (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 349; Sander 5407; Mortimer, Italian, 354; British Museum, STC Italian, p. 488


Overall: 21.1 x 15.6 x 1.7 cm (8 5/16 x 6 1/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with woodcut title border (printed in black and four colors) and fifteen woodcuts, plus charts and diagrams

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Giovanni Tacuino, 1530) Quarto; 74 leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped red morocco (Thibaron).

Illustrations: title border with figures of author and others associated with history of alchemy (printed in black and four colors); double-page map of Venice (fol. A4v-A5r); views of alchemists’ furnaces.

Venice: Giovanni Tacuino, 1530


Leo S. Olschki, Florence, from whom purchased by MFA, April 29, 1902.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund