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A 16th-century image of a salamander from The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

Erasmus Habermel, Astronomical Compendium (Louvre) - made for Diana?

Atlas bears the world and the cosmos on his shoulders - from a 16th century English woodcut.

Bishop-Fish - a large, scaly creature with a fish-shaped body and a large fin which wraps around an animal like a clergyman's cloak. The head of the creature resembles a bishop's mitre, hence the name.

The Sigillum Dei Aemeth, or Seal of the Truth of God, is most widely known through the writings and artifacts of John Dee, a 16th century occultist and astrologer in the court of Elizabeth I. Dee inscribed the sigil on circular wax tablets. He would commune via a medium and a "shew-stone" with the angels, and the tablets were used in preparing the ritual space for such communication.

Images of the Occult Anyone care to explain it ?