Natural magick by John Baptista Porta, a Neapolitane: in twenty books: wherein are set forth all the riches and delights of the natural sciences. By John Baptista Porta. Magia Naturalis (in English, Natural Magic) is a work of popular science first published in Naples in Its twenty books include. Giambattista della (John Baptist) Porta (?), was a A Table Containing the General Heads of Natural Magick ยท “Preface To BY John Baptista Porta.

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Please go to http: Add to bookbag Search this text: Porta, Giambattista della, ? Natural magick by John Baptista Porta, a Neapolitane ; in twenty books Printed for Thomas Young and Samuel Speed Science — Early works to Shewing how living Creatures of divers kinds, may be mingled and coupled together, that from them, new, and yet profitable kinds of living Creatures may be generated.

Mice are generated of putrefaction. Frogs are wonderfully generated of rotten dust and rain.

Red Toads are generated of dirt, and of womens flowers. Serpents may be generated of mans marrow, of the hairs of a menstruous woman, and of a horse-tail, or mane. How a Scorpion may be generated of Basil.

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Creature that lives but one day, bred in vineger. Pyrignes be generated in the fire. Salamander is gendred of the water. Bees are generated of an Ox. That Waspes are generated of an Horse. Drones come of Mules. The Beetle is generated of the Ass. Birds are generated of putrified wood. Groundlings out of some and froth. A Carpe is generated of putrefaction. Earthly fishes generated of putrefaction. Shel-fish are generated of the forthy mud.


Make them eager in lust. A strong Indian-dog may be generated of a Tygre. Generated of a Lion. A strong and swift Dog, gendred of a kind of Wolf called Thos. Dog called Crocuta, gendred of a Dog and a Wolf. Gender swift Dogs, called Lacedamonian Dogs.

Swift Dogs, and strong withal. Dog that will do tricks and feats. A Mule cometh of a Mare and an Ass. Strong Mules gendred of a Bull and an Ass. Musinus, gendred of a Goat and a Ram. Cinirus, generated of portx He-goat, and an Ewe. A wilde and a tame Goat. Of a wild and a tame Swine, the beast called Hybrides: A Leopard is gendred of a Libard and a Lioness. Hyaena and the Lionesse gender the beast Crocuta. Hycopanther, or beast called Thoes, is gendred. Thoes gendred of a Wolf and a female Hyaena.

The Bactrian Camel is gendred of a Camel and a Swine. A Babe gendred of a Man and a Mare. A maiden that was generated of a Man and an Ass. A half-beast of a Man and a Goat. Women lie with He-goats, and with the Cynocephali. Man couples with porha kinds of beasts: How to couple a Partridge with a Hen. A Hen and a Pheasant may gender together. A Chick gendred of a Pigeon and a Hen: A Cock, and a Pea, gender the Gallo-Pavus.

The bird Theocronus is gendred of a Hawk and an Eagle.

The Osprey, the fowl called Ossifragus, and Ravens also. The Skate and the Ray, which engender the Rhinobatos. Monsters be generated in Beasts. Monsters in Birds may be more easily produced.

A chicken with four wings and four feet. To bring forth party-coloured Sheep. How to procure white Pea-cocks. Procure Pigeons of party colours. How to procure a shag-hair’d Dog. How to procure Swine, and other beasts to be white. How to make Horses have white spots on them. The hairs of a wounded or galled place, to grow up of the same colour, as the other hair is of.

Procure in Oxen a counterfeit shew of fatnesse. Cause the fleeces and hides of cattel to be of divers colours.

What colour their young ones will be of. Know by the egge, whether the chick when it is hatcht, will be a Cock or a Hen. How to make a bird sociable and familiar with thee. Which delivereth certain precepts of Husbandry; and sheweth how to intermingle sundry kinds of Plants, and how to produce new kinds.


How Toad-stools may be generated. How Sperage may be generated. That Ivy doth grow out of the Harts horn. Polypody, and the herb Hyphear generated. A white Vine into a black, or a black into a white. A white Fig-tree may degenerate into a black. The red Myrtle and the red Bay-tree into black. Sweet Almonds and sweet Pomegranates changed into sowre ones.

Coleworts are changed into Rape, and Rape into Coleworts. The herb Ballamint will turn into a Mint. Basil-royal degenerates into-wilde Betony. Cloves, Roses, Violets, and Gilli-flowers, of purple, will become white. An Oak may be changed into a Vine.

The Graffe and the stock to close more easily together. An Apple compounded of a Peach-apple, and a Nut-peach. Of a Figge halfe white and half black. Pomegranates may pora brought forth, which will be sweet on the one side, and sowre on the other. Orenges compounded of divers kinds, and such as are half Limons; as ojhn Limons half sweet, and half sowre, may be produced.

A Peach of the white and the red Peach. A grape that hath a kernel or stone half black, and diversly coloured.

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Roses that are half white and half red. To produce some that are half red. Pomegranates compounded of divers kinds. A Fig, that is half white, and half red. All fruits may be made to be party-coloured. How a Vine may bring forth clusters of grapes that are white, but the stones baptisha the grapes black.