Antique Prints of Chemistry, Pharmacy and Alchemy

Enjoy looking at these historic prints of early chemistry and alchemy. Prints are in good condition unless otherwise mentioned. It is normal for antique prints to show traces of age and use.

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"Im Laboratorium eines Alchimisten. Nach Holbein"

Wppd engraving after a woodcut by Holbein. Published 1886. Reverse side is printed.

7 x 11.5 cm ( 2.7 x 4.5 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY248141

""Chemisches Laboratorium von Michael Kuessel aus dem Jahre 1663"

Wood engraving from an old copper engraving. Published ca 1900.
Reverse side is printed.

10 x 13 cm ( 3.9 x 5.1 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY251747


"L'Alchemiste d' apres M. Henri Marks"

Wood engraving after the artist Henri Marks,1884. On the reverse side is an article ( in French ) abiut Alchemy.

23 x 15 cm ( 9 x 5.9 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY244533

No Title Chemist - Apothecarian

Copper engraving after a painting by G. Metzu for the Cabinet of the Duc de Choiseul, ca 1770.

Original hand coloring.

Image size: 16 x 13.5 cm ( 6.2 x 5.3 "
Page size: 28 x 22 cm ( 11 x 8.6 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. CHEMIST242296SOLD


"Crystallization, Theory of,"

3 Copper engravings published 1803 in London by Longman & Rees, Paternoster Row.

Good condition.

Page size: 27 x 20.5 cm ( 10.8 x 8")

Price for the 3 engravings: $ 90,00 minus 40% Discount = $54.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY256266

No title. "Mephisto visiting Faust in his laboratory"

Zicograph in aquatint style after the painting by Alfred Jacomin (1842-1913)

Scene from "Faust" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The print was separately printed on China paper and rolled upon underlaying paper.

Published in an unknown publication. Ca. 1900

Very good condition. Wide margins.

Image: 23,2 x 18,6 cm (ca. 9.1 x 7.3")

$ 140.00 (Look for discount at top of this page)


Moderne Frauenberufe. Die Apotekerin. (Modern Women‘s Job: Pharmicist)

Wood engraving after Colanus. Printed in light brown ink. Reverse side is printed.

20.7 x 16 cm ( 8.1 x 6.2 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY9613

"Ein Alchemist"

Wood engraving on a page of text about the development of chemistry
that continues on the reverse side. Published 1859.

Image: 7.8 x 9.5 cm ( 3 x 3,7")

$ 25.00 minus 40% Discount = $ 15.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY255930

"Der Alchemist"

Wood engraving made after an earlier copper engraving.
Published ca 1890. Reverse side is printed.

14.3 x 14.3 cm ( 5.6 x 5.6 ")


No title. Pharmacy, Pharmacist

Lithograph by Honore Daumier

Daumier work nr. LD 1310

Series: "Les Philantropes du Jour". Nr. 18

Publication: "Le Charivari

Publication date: Paris, 18. November 1844

A pharmacist is trying to convince a customer of the value of a self-produced salve


"Oui Monsieur ... dévoué par état... et par sentiment à la philantropie la plus pure, je n'ai reculé devant aucunes veilles ni aucunes cornues pour arriver à trouver une pâte encore plus Regnauld que tout ce qui s'est fait jusqu'à ce jour... je suis enfin arrivé au but de mes rêves... c'est à dire à la fusion du cloporte au limaçon... comme avant tout je ne veux que le soulagement de l'humanité souffrante et toussante, malgré le haut prix des matières premières je ne vends la boîte que cinq francs... un demi-boîte a suffi pour guérir Mr. Ducantal père!.."

Text Translation from the French language:

Yes Monsieur, fully dedicated by the State and my philanthropic destiny, I did not hesitate to spend my nights and overcame all obstructions, simply to produce a salve more Regnault (an ointment produced by Véron) than anything known today. I have finally realized my dreams... the fusion of woodlice and slugs..... since my only aim is to liberate our coughing and suffering humanity of its pain, I offer the box for only five francs..... half a box was enough to cure the father of Mr. Ducantal!

Very light general age toning. The magazine was folded. There is, only slightly recognizable, a ight trace of that folding horizontally through the center of print.

In general: very good condition.

Image size: 22,8 x 18 cm (9 x 7")

$ 190.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here: 40% = $ 108.00)

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY254446

"Hervorragende Chemiker der Neuzeit"
( August Kekule, Hermann Kolbe, Karl Remigius Fresensius,
August Wilh. Hofmann, Friedr. Woehler, Robert Bunsen
Marcellin Berthelot, Karl Fr. Rammelsberg, Johann Baptiste Dumer )

Wood engravings of chemists published 1886.

19.5 x 12.5 cm ( 7.6 x 4.9 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY249667

Upper image: "Grundriss des chemischen Laboratoriums inCarlsruhe"
Lower image: "Grundriss des chemischen Laboratoriums in Stuttgart"

Very detailed diagrams of the chemical labortories in Carlsruhe and Stuttgart.
Published 1859.
There are several folds to fit the original book size, Some creasing on fold lines.
Light browning on right vertical fold line.

Page size: 30 x 34.5 cm ( 11.8 x 13.5")

$ 55.00 minus 40% Discount = $ 33.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY255934

"Bereitung von Arznei-Mitteln im 17. Jahrhundert"

(Preparation of medicine in the 17th century)

Zincograph after a copper etching.

Good condition.

13,5 x 17,8 cm (ca. 5.3 x 7")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY252709

"Es wird waermer und sesshafter" (it would be warmer and more settled???)

Zicograph published 1894 showing a group of interested scientists
at a lecture and demonstration.

Reverse side is printed.

Image: 17 x 16 cm ( 6.6 x 6.2")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY255076

"Ara o Mensa di Bacco"

Altar or table of Bacchus.

Copper etching by Francesco Piranesi (1758-1810), son of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

After his own drawing.

Published as plate VIII in the series „Raccolta de Templi Antichi" by Francesco Piranesi

Paris, 1836

Text below image: „In quest 'Ara rotunda e incise un inscrizione Greca, che dichiara qui questa mensa di Bacco

Fu posta d'approntano Sacro Interprete o Sacerdote de suoi Misteri. Quali vengono indicata dal serpente cristato che la circonda, solito Simbolo di questa Divinita"

The Ouroboros (snake biting itself in its own tail) is an old symbol, already found in Egyptian symbolism. The snake forming a closed circle symbolizing eternity. The Ouroboros is also symbolic in Alchemy.

Strong impression. Printed on thick wove paper- Minimal traces of age and use. Condition is to be described as Very Good.


Image within plate marks: 38,5 x 25 cm (ca. 15.2 x 9.8")

$ 750.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 450.00)

Order Nr. PIRANESI255772


"Al Illmo Sign. Francesco Conte de Bressac, Moschettiere della seconda compagnia del Re Cristianissimo amatore delle belle arti. In segno d'ossequio il Cavaliere Gio. Batta. Piranesi D.D.D."

"Vasi antichi di marmo eccellentemente scolpiti, sei vedono in Inghilterra presso il Sign. Cavalier Townley trasportativi nell' anno 1768"

Three antique vases. The one in the middle with a Greek inscription on its base, and with an Ouroboros around the bottom of this elegant marble vase, dedicated (in memoria) to Francesco di Cosse-Brissac (1585-1651).

Published in the series: "Vase, candelabra, dipping, sarcophagi, tripod,, Lucerne, ed ornaments antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio.Batt. Piranesi pubblicati l'anno MDCCLXXIIX

Rome, Roma, Rom, 1778

Upper vas with the Ouroboros, the snake forming a circle and biting its own tail; The Ouroboros is a symbol of eternity, used also symbolically by occult alchemists. The Ouroboros goes back to antique Egyptian times.

Strong impression, clean print, a horizontal fold across through the base. Wide margins had been folded back in earlier times.

Lower left vase with battle scene. Lower right vase with vine leaves, grapes and pine cone.


Image within plate marks: 56 x 39 cm (ca. 22 x 15.4")

Sheet size: 76 x 57 cm (ca. 29.9 x 22.4")

$ 1200.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 720.00)

Order Nr. PIRANESI255785

"Crystallization, Theory of"

Copper engraving dated 1803. Light spotting in margins.

Page size: 26.5 x 20 cm ( 10.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY249117


Copper engraving dated 1803. Light spotting in margins.

Page size: 26.5 x 20 cm ( 10.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY249118

Le Chimiste ( The chemist)

Copper etching by F.B. Lorieux after the painting by David Teniers. Published in „Galerie du Palais Roayl... dedie a Le Duc d'Orleans". Paris, 1786

The chemist and two helpers at work.

Some minor traces of age and use

Measurements within bordure including text below: 36.8 x 23.5 cm (14.4 x 9.4")

$ 500.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY70003


Copper etching by Jacques Louis Peree (1748 - 1825) after David Tenier jr. (1610 - 1690)

Clean. Very wide margins. A few insignificant wrinkles.

23.2 x 32 cm (9.1 x 12.6").

$ 800.00

Order Nr. ALCHEMISTS0058

„Le Chemiste" The chemist (alchemist)

Copper etching by Carl Guttenberg (1743 - 1790) after the painting by Frans van Mieris (1635 -1681). Published in „Le Musee Francais", Recueil complet des Tableaux, Statues et Bas-Reliefs..." Paris 1803 - 1809).

Excellent condition. Very wide margins.

Measurements with bordure: 36.7 x 23.8 cm (14.4 x 9.4")

$ 580.00


"Strasse der Apotheker in Kanton"

Wood engraving published 1895. On the reverse side is text in German about China.

23.5 x 15.5 cm ( 9.2 x 6.1 " )

$ 40.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY250032

"Liebig's Privat-Laboratorium in Muenchen"

Wood engraving on a page of text about chemistry and other
sciences that continues on the reverse side. Published 1859.

Image: 9 x 10 cm ( 3.5 x 3,9")

$ 25.00 minus 40% Discount = $ 15.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY255932


A crocodile hangs frm the ceilng.

Wood engraving by W. R. Ritter. Text illustration.
Ca 1875. Reverse side is printed.

10 x 11 cm (ca. 3.9 x 4.3")

Traces of age and use.

$ 35.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY252714

Laboratorium der Universität Leipzig

"Ein Arbeitstisch im chemischen Laboratorium der Universitaet Leipzig"

Wood engraving 1886. Reverse side is printed.

9.5 x 11 cm ( 3.7 x 4.3 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY248139


"Das chemische Laboratorium der Universitaet Leipzig"

Wood engraving 1886. Reverse side is printed.

9 x 12.5 cm ( 3.5 x 4.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY248140

Die Chemiker. The Chemist.

A crocodile????? hanging from the ceiling.

Steel engraving by W. French after a painting by D. Teniers ca 1840.
Wide margins. Strong imprint.

13.1 x 16.7 cm ( 5.1 x 6.5 ")


Order Nr.CHEMISTRY252713

"Ein alchimistisches Laboratorium im 17. Jahrhundert"

Wood engraving printed in color after a painting by David Teniers d. J.. Puvlished in 1902.
Vertical centerfold to fit original book size.

23 x 32 cm ( 9 x 12.5 ")


"Folterung eines Alchemisten zur Erlangung der Geheimnisse der Goldmacherkunst"
( torturing an alchemist to get secrets of gold artistry )

Wood engraving made after an ancient woodcut. Published ca 1900.
Reverse side is printed.

19.5 x 13 cm ( 7.6 x 5.1 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY251768

"Alchemistisches Laboratorium"

Wood engraving made after a woodcut from the 15th Century.
Published ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

7.5 x 11.5 cm ( 2.9 x 4.5 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY251764

"Seine kleine Frau macht die schwerigsten Handgriffe bald sicherer wie der Herr und Geliebter"
(his little wife soon does the difficult actions more secure than he the loved one)

Zincograph published 1894. Reverse side is printed.

Image: 13.5 x 15.5 cm (5.3 x 6.1")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY255077

Pharmacy in Tokyo

"Apotherladen in Yedo." ( Tokyo )

Wood engraving by C. Laplante and L Crepon from "Ein Spaziergang um die Welt", 1875.

15.7 x 23.8 cm (6.2 x 9.3 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. CHEMISTRY1516

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