It is said that the text of the Splendor Solis is based to a considerable degree on the
alchemical illuminated manuscript Aurora Consurgens from around 1410 that the author
of the Splendor Solis turned into a new text by a kind of patchwork process. However, the author
evidently did not consult one of the Latin versions from the fifteenth century, but rather
absorbed a richly illustrated German translation that dates from around 1520 and is today
kept in the Berlin Staatsbibliothek. At the same time, this manuscript also served as inspiration and
a model for many of the details within the illustrations of the Splendor Solis.

Aurora Consurgens