Microcosm, Macrocosm, 17th Century

Microcosm, Macrocosm, 17th Century

C027/8684 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 36.9MB

Downloadable file size: 3.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: NLM/Science Source/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, notions of macrocosm and microcosm were widely accepted. Many people believed that the same patterns are to be found in the human body (microcosm) on a small scale, as are found in the natural universe as a whole (macrocosm). A man and an angel (celestial travellers?) are standing on an outcrop of rock, they are looking down on the surrounding countryside; a village and harbor are in the background; the sun is on the left and the moon and stars are to the right. Image appeared in Musaeum Hermeticum Reformatum et Amplificatumm by Michael Maier.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1677, 1678, 17th century, alchemical, alchemist, alchemy, angel, art, artwork, colour, cosmology, drawing, enhance, enhancement, hill, historic, historical, history, illustration, m. maier, macrocosm, maier, male, man, men, michael maier, microcosm, moon, musaeum hermeticum, musaeum hermeticum reformatum et amplificatumm, rock, stars, sun, symbol, symbolism, woodblock, woodcutscience

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.