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1519, The complex, scientific process of distillation from the 'Liber... News Photo16th Century Style,Accuracy,Alchemy,Black And White,Couple - Relationship,Distillation,Equipment,Finance,History,Illustration Technique,Laboratory Equipment,Males,Science,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive 1519, The complex, scientific process of distillation from the 'Liber de Arte Distillandi, Simplicia et Composita' by Hieronymus Brunswig. The apparatus is being used to manufacture aqua vitae, the water of life, better known as brandy. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)