Legendary Creatures, Occultism
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A Compendium about Demons and Magic

Dagol Prince of Darkness (Der Fürst der Finsternis), Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775

These illustrations originate from a compendium about magic and demonology from ca. 1775: Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros. Anno 1057. Noli me tangere.

The book, which is owned by the Wellcome Library in London, was written in German and Latin and features 31 water-colour drawings of demons, and several pages of magical and cabbalistic signs and sigils. The Wellcome Library digitized the book illustrations and made some images available for download under CC BY 4.0 on their images database (search for magic compendium).

Scroll down to browse through the entire book – there is a download link for the complete book (PDF) or single pages (JPG) in their book view player, allowing non-commercial use (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Caracteres Spirituum Elementarium: Ignis, Aqua, Terra et Aeris (Symbols for Elementary Spirits Fire, Water, Earth and Air) from the Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775

Hand from the Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775

Hand from the Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775

Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775: Das Opfer der Zauberer?... (The sacrifice of the Sorcerers?)

Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775; Astaroth

Belzebub (Beelzebub), Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775

Creature from Hell (Thier/Tür Hütter der Hölle?), Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775

Asmodai, Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775

Asmodai, Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775

Demon from the Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae..., Wellcome Library, London, ca. 1775: Frevelhafter Schaz-Graben (?)...

Browse through the entire remarkable book:

Image licenses from top to bottom:

Images 1, 7, 8 and 9: CC BY 4.0 (downloadable at Wellcome Images), Wellcome Library, London

Images 2–6, 10–11: CC BY-NC 4.0 (downloaded from the link provided in the book view player)

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