All posts tagged: Magic

Cyprianus, Uricus and Paymon, from Clavis Inferni..., Late 18th Century

Cyprianus aka The Black Book

These illustrations are from a late 18th century book about magic, the Clavis Inferni sive magia alba et nigra approbata Metratona by M. L. Cyprianus. There is not much information available about the book or author, but the writer of the Res Obscura blog suggests the author might actually be St. Cyprian. The official captions state, Cyprianus is also […]

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

A Compendium about Demons and Magic

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 […]