Grasshoff (? - 1623)
a native of Pomerania, doctor of laws, Syndic of Stralsund, and
later councillor of Ernest, archbishop and elector of Cologne.
He died in 1623.
His writing, originally written in German (published in Frankfurtand
later translated into French, Latin and English have taken the
following pseudonyms: 'Grasseus', 'Crasseux', 'Grosseus' or 'Grassaeus',
'C Hortalasseus', 'Hermann Condesyanus' or 'Herman Condeesyanus',
'Chortalassus' and 'Johannes Chortalasseus'. However Carlos Gilly,
the author of 'Bibliographia Rosicruciana', has suggested 'Hermannus
Condeesyanus' seems to be a pseudonym of Johannes Rhenanus, a
member of Moritz's scientific entourage in the court of Kassel.
or Walchius of Schondorff wrote a commentary (1619) on the anonymous
German tract "Der Kleine Bauer" (1617) which is ascribed
to Johann Grasshoff, however Walch may be a pseudonym for Grasshoff,
'Cabala Chymica', 1658
Tripartite chymica Dyas , 1625
Aperta Arca arcani artificiosissimi..., 1617.
Dyas chymica tripartita... Frankfurt, 1625
Arca Arcani Artificiosissimi, or the Chest open and opened by
the Great and Little Bauer. Hamburg & Stockholm. 1687.
lys les épines, 1702.