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        The Hierarchy of the Church, from 'Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum' by Elias Ashmole, 1652

        Vaughan, Robert (fl.1622-78). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 1652. God is shown at the head, with the Pope below flanked by angels, kings, priests and laity, with demons falling into the flames of Hell below. 'Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum' is an annotated compilation of English alchemical literature by Elias Ashmole (1617-92), the celebrated antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. Provenance: Private Collection.

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