Postcard - ‘The Salamander’.
Emblem 29/50: The Salamander, the animal that was believed to be able to survive the flames, symbolizes mercury in its final stage of perfect indestructability. Michael Maier (1568-1622) describes phases of the alchemical process in Atalanta fugiens, 1618. Engraving by Mattheus Merian sr (1593-1650), 8,5x9,5 cm | © EFM/Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection
There is a brief explanation of the image on the reverse of the card.
Size: 105x150 mm
© EFM/Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection