List of Illustrations
- 1. PORTRAIT OF JOHN DEE.
- From the original (artist unknown)
in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. It is inscribed on the face
"Johannes Dee Anglus Londinensis Aet suae 67." The
portrait was acquired by Ashmole from Dr. John Dee's grandson
Rowland, and was left by him to Oxford University with his collections. It has been engraved by Scheneker and W.P. Sherlock.
- 2. TITLE-PAGE OF DEE'S "GENERAL
AND RARE MEMORIALS PERTAINING TO THE PERFECT ART OF NAVIGATION,"
PRINTED BY JOHN DAY, 1577.
- The motto "Plura latent quam
patent" surrounds the title; above, the Queen's arms, a rose
branch through a loop at each end. Allegorical drawing in a square;
the date 1576 in Greek in the corners. The Queen seated at the
helm of a "capital," i.e., first-class, ship;
arms of England on the rudder; three noblemen standing in the
waist. On the vessel's side Jupiter and Europa. Signs of famine
on shore: a wheat ear upside down and a skull. A Dutch ship
is anchored in the river; fore more lie at its mouth; soldiers,
a small boat, a man offering a purse, and in the corner a walled
town. On the rock at the river's mouth stands Lady Opportunity;
the angel Raphael overhead with flaming sword, and shield bearing
St. George's Cross. The sun, moon, and ten stars; rays of glory
proceeding from the name of Jehovah. (See Ames, Typographical
Antiquities, ed. Herbert, vol. i., p. 661)
- 3. PICTURE OF AN ALCHEMIST WITH
HIS ASSISTANT TENDING STILLS.
- From an engraving by Robert Vaughan
in Ashmole's Theatrum Chemicum Britonum (1652), where it
illustrates the first English translation of Thomas Norton's Ordinall
of Alchemy, a metrical treatise in Latin, which Dee transcribed
in the year 1577. His copy, bound in purple velvet, and with
the index made by himself, is now Ashmolean MS. 57
- 4. DIAGRAM OF THE VISION OF FOUR
- Seen and drawn by Kelly at Cracow.
From Casaubon's True Relation
- 5. FACSIMILE PHOTOGRAPH OF DEE'S
LETTER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH ON THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA.
- From the original in Harleian MS.
6986, fo. 45
- 6. A PAGE FROM THE ALBUM OF TIMON
COCCIUS, BREMEN, 1589.
- Dee's contribution to his Thesaurus
Amicorum. From the original in Add. MSS. 19,065
- 7. ILLUSTRATION TO NORTON'S ORDINALL.
- Engraved by Vaughan in Ashmole's
Theatrum. (See above, No. 3)
- 8. DEE'S COAT OF ARMS.
- From an illustration to his Letter
and Apology, presented to the Archbishop of Canterbury 1599,
second edition 1603