From Adam McClean
Michael Maier’s alchemical emblem book Atalanta fugiens was first published in Latin in 1617. It was a most amazing book as it incorporated 50 emblems with epigrams and a discourse, but extended the concept of an emblem book by incorporating 50 pieces of music the ‘fugues’ or canons. In this sense it was an early example of multimedia.
Portavit eum ventus in ventre suo.
(The Wind carried him in his belly)
Nutrix ejus terra est.
(The Earth is his Nurse)
Vade ad mulierem lavantem pannos, tu fac similiter.
(Go to the Woman Washing Clothes & do after the same Manner.)
Conjunge fratrem cum sorore & propina illis poculum amoris:
(Join the Brother & the Sister & drink to ’em in the Bowl of Love.)