John Bate, The Mysteries of Nature and Art (1634)

John Bate, The Mysteries of Nature and Art (1634)

A fascinating illustrated treatise on various topics: from waterworks and fireworks, to drawing, engraving, colour-making recipes and other remedies (in a section that he calls “The booke of EXTRAVAGANTS” -great title!- which I want to study in connection with other early modern books on curiosities, remedies and secrets, e.g., Nieremberg)

A nice account of the book can be found here.

About Jose Ramon Marcaida

I’m a historian of science interested in the history of early modern Iberian science and its connection with Renaissance and Baroque visual culture. More generally, I’m interested in the relation between texts, images and things across the Humanities.
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