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Shrine of the Annunciation Nazareth April 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.

Shrine of the Annunciation Nazareth April 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R...

Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 1, pts. 5-6, p. 1. Surroga... More

Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Harry Montague's Comedy Company. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Déesse 16, rue Halévy, Paris / / PAL.

Déesse 16, rue Halévy, Paris / / PAL.

Poster shows semi-nude goddess in flight holding bicycle above crowd of bicyclists from all over the world.

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 & 3 Burgon Street, Carter Lane, London, E.C.

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 ...

Poster showing map of British Isles behind text. Poster no. 23. Wt. 8936. 50M. 1632/12/14.

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Gutenberg Bible opened to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke]

[Gutenberg Bible opened to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke]

Reproduction of two pages from the Gutenberg Bible. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1995, p. 84.

[A dying man attended by Mary Magdalene and Saint Peter, angels, and the devil]

[A dying man attended by Mary Magdalene and Saint Peter, angels, and t...

Illus. in: Ars moriendi. Germany, 1466. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1995, p. 69.

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Print shows page of text on weights and measures, with illuminated borders.

[A farmer plowing a field]

[A farmer plowing a field]

Illus. in: Ruralia commoda. [Augsburg] : Johann Schüssler, ca. 16 Feb. (XIIII Kal. Mart.) 1471. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D... More

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake in the background]

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake...

Illus. in: Ruralia commoda. [Augsburg] : Johann Schüssler, ca. 16 Feb. (XIIII Kal. Mart.) 1471. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D... More

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

Print shows a dragon-shaped, mobile fortress equipped cannons and capable of carrying troops, with a ladder device mounted on the front used for scaling walls or as a bridge during siege warfare.

[Earth, the sun, and moon carried on dragon's back below title in decorative border]

[Earth, the sun, and moon carried on dragon's back below title in deco...

Title page in: Astronomicum caesareum / Petrus Apianus. [Ingolstadii, 1540] Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p.43.

[Medieval depiction of earth as wheel encircled by ocean; and surrounding text]

[Medieval depiction of earth as wheel encircled by ocean; and surround...

Illus. in: Etymologiae / Saint Isidorus, Bishop of Seville. G. Zainer, 1472. Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 7.

[Mechanical device for scaling towers]

[Mechanical device for scaling towers]

Illus. in: De re militari / Roberto Valturio. [Verona] : Joannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : ... More

[Portable siege ladder]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Portable siege ladder]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Print shows a portable ladder with sections that are screwed together, used during siege warfare. Illus. in: Des durchleichtigen wolgebornen Grauen Flauii Vegecii Renati kurcze Red von der Ritterschafft (De re... More

[World map by Ptolemy]

[World map by Ptolemy]

Illus. in: Claudii Ptholemei Alexandrini philosophi Cosmographia. Rome : Arnoldus Buckinck, 10 Oct. (VI Idus Octobris) 1478. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Le... More

[Trees with medicinal virtues, growing naturally and cultivated in pots]

[Trees with medicinal virtues, growing naturally and cultivated in pot...

Illus. in: Buch der natur / Konrad von Megenberg. Augsburg : J. Bamler, 1481. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 55.

[Half-human monsters called "wonder-people" and soulless animal monsters]

[Half-human monsters called "wonder-people" and soulless animal monste...

Illus. in: Buch der natur / Konrad von Magenberg. Augsburg : J. Bamler, 1481. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 79.

[Medieval universe, with heaven above, bands containing stars, and earth below]

[Medieval universe, with heaven above, bands containing stars, and ear...

Illus. in: Buch der natur / Konrad von Megenberg. Augsburg : Johann Bamier, 1481. Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 8.

[Plantain shown with snake and scorpion to indicate plant is antidote for their bites and stings; and surrounding text]

[Plantain shown with snake and scorpion to indicate plant is antidote ...

Illus. and text in: Herbarium / Apuleius Barbarus. Rome : J.P. Lignamine, ca. 1483-ca. 1484. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 56.

[Sigismund, emperor of Germany, on his death bed, 1437]

[Sigismund, emperor of Germany, on his death bed, 1437]

Illus. in: Reformation kaiser Sigmunds, 1484. Public domain scan of 15th-century woodcut print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain scan of woodcut print, free to u... More

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... More

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... More

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... More

Des Humeurs et qualites

Des Humeurs et qualites

Qualities of primary matter: elements of earth and water surrounded by concentric circles of air, then fire.

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... More

Du Temps. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Du Temps. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Medieval time wheel with twelve signs of zodiac; activities, usually related to plants or planting, for each month of the year; and center scene of woman in summer above man in winter. Illus. and text in: De pr... More

[Life stages from infancy to old age with various accoutrements]

[Life stages from infancy to old age with various accoutrements]

Illus. in: De proprietatibus rerum. Lyons : Johannes Siber, [after 26 Jan. 1486] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library o... More

[Farmers harvesting crops]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Farmers harvesting crops]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Illus. in: Opus ruralium commodorum Petri de Crescentijs. Strassburg (Argentine) : [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg], 9 Mar. (quinta feria ante festum S. Gregorii) 1486. Published in: The tradition... More

[Knights, some on horseback, in hand-to-hand combat]

[Knights, some on horseback, in hand-to-hand combat]

Illus. in: [L]art de cheualerie selon Vegece. Paris, Antoine Vérard, 26 June 1488. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library... More

[Illustrated arithmetic problem showing man stamping on fruit in rectangular tub and man standing in round tub, with mathematical equations and surrounding text]

[Illustrated arithmetic problem showing man stamping on fruit in recta...

Woodcut illus. and text in: Aritmetica / Filippo Calandri. Florence : L. Morgiani and J. Petri, 1492. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 234.

[Cultivation and care of grapevines]

[Cultivation and care of grapevines]

Illus. in: Liber ruralium commodorum [Ruralia commoda]. [Speier: Peter Drach] 1 Oct. (Dienstag nach S. Michael) 1493. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C... More

L'Aquatinta magnanimo duca. Book illustration from Library of Congress

L'Aquatinta magnanimo duca. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Decorated initial L showing mathematician Luca Paccioli as Franciscan monk, surrounded by text, and rope-patterened border. Illus. and text in: Somma di arithmetica, geometria, proporzione e proporzionalita / L... More

De insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis

De insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis

Christopher Columbus discovering America. Illus. in: In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispania[rum] Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triu[m]phus. Et De insulis in mari Indico nuper inuentis ... More

De insulis nuper in Mari Indico repertis [and] de insulis nuper inventis

De insulis nuper in Mari Indico repertis [and] de insulis nuper invent...

A two-page spread from In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispania[rum] Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triu[m]phus. Et De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis. [Basel] : I[ohann] B[ergmann,... More

[Medieval book collector sitting at desk, reading]

[Medieval book collector sitting at desk, reading]

Illus. in: Das Narrenschiff. Basel : Johann Bergmann, de Olpe, 11 Feb. (Fastnacht) 1494. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : L... More

[Pietro da Montagnana, a Paduan medical teacher surrounded by Greek and Arabic medical books, and three patients waiting to have their urine examined]

[Pietro da Montagnana, a Paduan medical teacher surrounded by Greek an...

Illus. in: Fasciculus medicinae / Johannes de Ketham. Venice : J. and G. de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 130.

[Earth-centered universe, with orbits of moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the firmament in concentric circles]

[Earth-centered universe, with orbits of moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, J...

Illus. and text in: De caelo / Aristoteles. Venice : B. Locatellus for O. Scotus, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 255.

[Remondino de Luzzi overseeing assistant in dissection of cadaver as students watch in an early fourteenth century anatomy class at Bologna]

[Remondino de Luzzi overseeing assistant in dissection of cadaver as s...

Illus. in: Fasciculus medicinae / Johannes de Ketham. Venice : J. and G. Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 140.

[Illustrated page with vignette showing Aristotle? pointing to the stars in the sky]

[Illustrated page with vignette showing Aristotle? pointing to the sta...

Public domain illustrated book page scan, medieval or early renaissance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

[Crowned Greek astronomer Ptolemy and his Renaissance translator Regiomontanus, seated beneath an armillary sphere and surrounded by decorated border]

[Crowned Greek astronomer Ptolemy and his Renaissance translator Regio...

Frontspiece in: Epytoma in Almagestum / Regiomontus. Venice : J. Hammam, 1496. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 29.

Acorus calamus, Venice, Italy, 15th Century

Acorus calamus, Venice, Italy, 15th Century

Sweet flag or sweet rush plant with wading bird; and surrounding text. Woodcut illus. and text in: Herbarius latinus. Venice : S. Bevilaqua, 1499. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Wash... More

[Britannia attacked by her enemies]

[Britannia attacked by her enemies]

Print shows Britannia and the British lion being attacked from the left by a Dutchman, a Spaniard, and a Frenchman, and from the right by a Native woman representing America. Illus. in: The new, comprehensive ... More

[Plague victim in bed pointing out to three physicians the swell or boil under his armpit]

[Plague victim in bed pointing out to three physicians the swell or bo...

Illus. and text in: Pestbuch : Hieronymus Brunschwig. [Strassburg] : J. Gruninger, 1500. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 138.

Typus gramatic. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Typus gramatic. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Grammar represented as a woman with alphabet board and a key showing a youth the entrance to university building filled with students. Illus. in: Margarita philosophica / Gregor Reisch. Friburgi : I. Schott, 15... More

Typus arithmeticae. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Typus arithmeticae. Book illustration from Library of Congress

The form of arithmetic, possibly muse of arithmetic, shown as woman standing between Boethius writing Arabic numerals and Pythagorus doing reckoning with counters. Illus. in: Margarita philosophica / Gregor Rei... More

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]. Book illustration from Library of Co...

p. xciv - verso, v. 1. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]. Book illustration from Library of Co...

Diptych of Adam & Eve with snake and priest celebrating Mass separated by Jesus on Cross. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505) p. ccxxix - verso, v. 2. Ref. cop... More

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505], 16th century

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505], 16th century

Jesus and two theives on crosses. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505), p. cci - verso, v. 1. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505], 16th century

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505], 16th century

3 illus. on verso of title page, v. 1. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505). Ref. copy may be in LOT 4444 B. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Decorated initial with bearded man pointing up to the sun, moon, and stars and down to the earth; and surrounding text]

[Decorated initial with bearded man pointing up to the sun, moon, and ...

Public domain illustrated book page scan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

De Terre motu. Book illustration from Library of Congress

De Terre motu. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Buildings moving and spire toppling in an earthquake. Illus. and text in: Margarita philosophica noua / Gregor Reisch. [Ex Argentoraco veteri, J. Gruningerus, 1515]. Published in: The tradition of science / Leo... More

[Shepherd with bagpipes gazing at heavens, with sheepdogs, sheep and wolf]

[Shepherd with bagpipes gazing at heavens, with sheepdogs, sheep and w...

Illus. in: Der scaepherders kalengier. Antwerp : Gheprent bij W. Vosterman, 1516. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 24.

[Blood-letting guide, with phases of moon and points from which blood is to be let keyed to nude figure]

[Blood-letting guide, with phases of moon and points from which blood ...

Illus. and text in: Der scaepherders kelengier / [Antwerpen : Gheprent bij W. Vorsterman, 1516] Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 136.

[Title page of Pliny's Natural history, with decorative border of dolphins and illustration of St. Michael lancing dragon]

[Title page of Pliny's Natural history, with decorative border of dolp...

Title page in: Historia naturalis / C. Plinus Secundus. Venice : J. de Spira, 1519. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 53.

[Printing press of Joducus Badius with three workers in shop]

[Printing press of Joducus Badius with three workers in shop]

Illus. in: Epistolae / Gullaume Bude. Parisiis : Venudantur in officina I. Baddii, 1520. Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 12.

[Architectural elements, floor plan, and elevation from handbook on classical architecture]

[Architectural elements, floor plan, and elevation from handbook on cl...

Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del magnifico d. A. Gallo e del nobile d. A. da Birouano, 1521] Published in... More

[Bird's-eye view of a large scale water supply system showing tunnels and covered aqueducts]

[Bird's-eye view of a large scale water supply system showing tunnels ...

Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del magnifico d. A. Gallo e del nobile d. A. da Birouano, 1521] Published in... More

[Milan Cathedral, plan, elevation, and architectural elements from handbook on classical architecture]

[Milan Cathedral, plan, elevation, and architectural elements from han...

Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del magnifico d. A. Gallo e del nobile d. A. da Birouano, 1521] Published in... More

[Two illustrations showing a unicorn and several apes]

[Two illustrations showing a unicorn and several apes]

Illus. in: Hudson, Hortus sanitatis, London, 1521. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Incunabula; Animals Apes; Unicorn. Sources checked and other information on... More

[Design by Albrecht Dürer for 16th century fortification]

[Design by Albrecht Dürer for 16th century fortification]

Illus. in: Etliche Underricht zu Befestigung der Stett, Schloss und Flecken / Albrecht Dürer. [Nürenberg : 1527]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Br... More

[Four views of heads with proportions delineated in perspective grids, and surrounding text]

[Four views of heads with proportions delineated in perspective grids,...

Illus. and text in: Hierin sind begriffin vier Bucher von menschlichen Proportion / Albrecht Durer. [Nurenberg : Gedrucky durch I. Formschneyder, auff Verlegung Albrecht Durers velassen Witib], 1528. Published ... More

[Interior of a metallurgist's workshop with furnace and implements of his trade; on the hood over the furnace is a portrait of an unidentified man]

[Interior of a metallurgist's workshop with furnace and implements of ...

Illus. in: Voarchadvmia contra alchi'miam: ars distincta ab archimi'a, & sophia: cum additionibus: proportionibus: numeris: & figuris opportunis. Venetiis : 1530. Published in: The tradition of technology : La... More

[Underwater breathing apparatus]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Underwater breathing apparatus]. Book illustration from Library of Co...

Print shows a device with a long tube for breathing, worn over the head, to allow a soldier to walk underwater; also shows the device being used in the background. Illus. in: Fl. Vegetii Renati De re militari ... More

[Telescoping siege machine]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Telescoping siege machine]. Book illustration from Library of Congres...

Print shows a telescoping tower raised from beneath by a screw mechanism manipulated by two men, used during siege warfare to gain an advantage of height by those perpetrating the siege. Illus. in: Fl. Vegetii... More

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

Print shows two soldiers resting on an air mattress made by sewing together and inflating animal skins. Illus. in: Fl. Vegetii Renati De re militari libri qvatuor. Lutetiae : Apud C. Wechelum, 1532. Published ... More

[Saint Benedict presenting his monastic regulations to r. padre frate Rogiero di Barletta, who is kneeling before him]

[Saint Benedict presenting his monastic regulations to r. padre frate ...

Illus. in: Il padre san Benedetto con l'espositione d'il r. padre frate Rogiero di Barletta. [Bologna : Per V. Bonardo & Marc' Antonio da Capri,1539] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of We... More

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Print shows a torquetum, a 16th century measuring device. Illus. in: Astronomicum cæsareum. [Ingolstadii : 1540]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Br... More

[German cupeling furnace with a brick dome and a cupeling hearth with iron hood, both used to separate metals from ores]

[German cupeling furnace with a brick dome and a cupeling hearth with ...

Illus. and text in: De la pirotechnia / Vannuccio Biringucci. Venetia : Per V. Roffinello, 1540, p. 58. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 180.

[Cannons shooting fire tubes to frighten charging cavalry troops who are shown retreating]

[Cannons shooting fire tubes to frighten charging cavalry troops who a...

Illus. in: De la pirotechnia. [Veneto] : 1540. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1995, p. 37.

[Title page of Extra ordinem classium libri, with border illustrations showing medical scenes from life of Galen, physician to Marcus Aurelius]

[Title page of Extra ordinem classium libri, with border illustrations...

Illus. in: Extra ordinem classium libri / Galenus. Veneti : Apud Haeredes L. Luntae, 1541. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 129.

Pictores operis, Heinricus Fullmaurer, Albertus Meyer, sculptor Vitus Rodolph Speckle

Pictores operis, Heinricus Fullmaurer, Albertus Meyer, sculptor Vitus ...

Portraits of the three men who created the illustrations for this botanical book. Heinrich Füllmaurer transferring drawing to woodblock, Albrecht Meyer drawing the plant on the table, and Veit Rudolph Speckle, ... More

Cucumis sativus vulgaris, cucumern

Cucumis sativus vulgaris, cucumern

Illustration shows a Cucumber plant. Public domain scan of drawing, 16th century botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Crowd watching dissection of female cadaver with skeleton at its head]

[Crowd watching dissection of female cadaver with skeleton at its head...

Illus. in: De humani corporis fabrica / Andreas Vesalius. Basileae : [ex oficina I. Oporini], 1543. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 120

[Solar system diagram with seven planets in circular orbits, the earth as number V, Telluris; and surrounding text]

[Solar system diagram with seven planets in circular orbits, the earth...

Illus. and text in: Da revolutionibus orbium coelestium / Nicolaus Copernicus. Norimbergae : Apud I. Peteium, 1543. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congr... More

[Page in Opera, quae Quidem extant, omnia; with mathematical diagram keyed to Greek text]

[Page in Opera, quae Quidem extant, omnia; with mathematical diagram k...

Illus. and text in: Opera, quae quidem extant / Archimedes. Basileae : I. Heruagius, 1544. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 256.

De figuere vander divisien der spheren ... / graphien van Pe. Apiano.

De figuere vander divisien der spheren ... / graphien van Pe. Apiano.

Motionless earth in center of universe surrounded by seven concentric spheres which carry the sun, the moon, and the planets. Illus. in: Cosmografia / Petrus Apianus. Antuerpiae : G. Bonito, 1545. Published in:... More

[Illustration of ballistics showing cannon with Tartaglia's gun quadrant to measure its angle of elevation; and surrounding text]

[Illustration of ballistics showing cannon with Tartaglia's gun quadra...

Woodcut illus. and text in: La nuoa scientia / Niccolo Tartaglia. [Stampata in Venetia per N. de Bascarini, 1550] Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congres... More

[Architectural plan and elevation of a bridge showing piers, arches, and columns]

[Architectural plan and elevation of a bridge showing piers, arches, a...

Illus. in: L'architettvra di Leonbatista Alberti / tr. by Cosimo Bartoli. Firenze : Appresso L. Torrentino, 1550. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Br... More

[Mathematician Girolamo Cardano, half-length portrait in oval, facing right, with text below]

[Mathematician Girolamo Cardano, half-length portrait in oval, facing ...

Illus. and text in: De subtilitate libri XXI / Girolamo Cardano. Basileae : Per L. Lucium, 1554. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 236.

[Eagle with prominent claws; and surrounding text]

[Eagle with prominent claws; and surrounding text]

Illus. and text in: Historiae animalium / Konrad Gesner. Tiguri : Apud C. Froschoverum, 1551-1558, p. 191. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 81

[A folding, pocket-sized sundial]

[A folding, pocket-sized sundial]

Illus. in: Rvdimenta mathematica, haec in duos digeruntur libros, quorum prior geometriae tradit principia seu prima elementa .... [Basileae : In officina H. Petri, 1551]. Published in: The tradition of techno... More

Expositio thoracomachi. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Expositio thoracomachi. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Print shows a soldier wearing a cuirass, a leather tunic or breastplate, used as protective armor during battle. Also shown are leather helmets, leggings, and footwear. Illus. in: Notitia vtraqve cvm Orientis ... More

Expositio liburnæ. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Expositio liburnæ. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Print shows an oxen-powered paddle-wheel ship used for military purposes. Illus. in: Notitia vtraqve cvm Orientis tvm Occidentis vltra Arcadii Honoriiqve Cæsarvm tempora ... (Notitia dignitatum). Basileae : [A... More

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis. Book illustration from Library of Congre...

Print shows two soldiers with a horse-drawn ballista. The device, mounted on a wagon, is manipulated like a crossbow, shooting large arrows at enemy fortifications. The horses are well covered with armor. Illu... More

[Method of raising sunken ship with five ropes and ships, diagram of curved pipe in water, and surrounding text]

[Method of raising sunken ship with five ropes and ships, diagram of c...

Illus. and text in: De subtilitate / Girolamo Cardano. Basileae : Per L. Luclum, 1554, First vol., p. 12. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 260.

[Group of men and a demon, Peru]

[Group of men and a demon, Peru]

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[Title page of Dipnosophistarum, siue Coenae sapientum libri XV]

[Title page of Dipnosophistarum, siue Coenae sapientum libri XV]

Print shows title page with illustration of Jesus and a woman at a well. Illus. in: Dipnosophistarum, siue Coenae sapientum libri XV / Natale de Comitibus ueneto nunc primum è Graeca in Latinam linguam uertent... More

[Men chopping wood, damming stream, and washing ore demonstrate a sluicing method for obtaining stones from which tin is made]

[Men chopping wood, damming stream, and washing ore demonstrate a slui...

Illus. and text in: De re metallica / Georg Agricola. Basileae : [Apud H. Frobenium et N. Episcopium], 1556, p. 270. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Cong... More

[Plate from De re metallica showing three methods of ventilating mines]

[Plate from De re metallica showing three methods of ventilating mines...

Illus. in: Georgii Agricolae De re metallica libri XII .... Basileae : Apud Hieron. Frobenium et Nicolaum Episcopium, 1556 mense Martio. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technol... More

[Apology by author, la table desmerade d'Hermes Trimegiste, father of philosophy, and portrait in decorated initial L]

[Apology by author, la table desmerade d'Hermes Trimegiste, father of ...

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[Male and female mandrake roots]

[Male and female mandrake roots]

Illus. in: Commentarii secundo auct, in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis / Pietro Andrea Mattioli. Venetiis : Ex Oficina Erasmiana, V. Valgrisij, 1558, p. 535. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. ... More

[Atlas, dressed like an ancient king, holding earth centered universe on his shoulders]

[Atlas, dressed like an ancient king, holding earth centered universe ...

Illus. in: The cosmographical glasse / William Cuningham. Excusum Londini : I Day, 1559. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 16.

[A horizontal sundial]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[A horizontal sundial]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Illus. in: Orontii Finei Delphinatis, regii mathematicarvm professoris, De solaribus horologiis, & quadrantibus, libri quatuor. Sequens pagina summa librorum capita tibi expediet. Parisiis : apud Gulielmum Cau... More

Calcearius, der schuhmacher. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Calcearius, der schuhmacher. Book illustration from Library of Congres...

Print shows the interior of a cobbler's workshop and store with two men making shoes as another man attends to a customer. Illus. in: Panoplia. Francofvrti ad Moenvm : [Impressvm apud G. Coruinum, impensis S. ... More

[Ornate title page illustration for I qvattro libri dell'architettvra by Andrea Palladio]

[Ornate title page illustration for I qvattro libri dell'architettvra ...

Illus. in: I qvattro libri dell'architettvra, ... / Andrea Palladio. Venetia : D. de' Franceschi, 1570, title page. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. ... More

Aurifaber - der goltschmit. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Aurifaber - der goltschmit. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Print shows an interior view of a metallurgical workshop where men are working with gold. Illus. in: Panoplia. Francofvrti ad Moenvm : [Impressvm apud G. Coruinum, impensis S. Feyerabent, 1568] Published in: T... More

Planimetriam, hoc est, longitudinum mensuram per astrolabium experíri

Planimetriam, hoc est, longitudinum mensuram per astrolabium experíri

Print shows an astrolabe being used to measure a tower. Illus. in: Elvcidatio fabricæ vsvsqve astrolabii, [Elucidatio fabricae ususque astrolabii] Ioanne Stoflerino Ivstingensi authore ... Adiectus est index r... More

[Floor plan and elevation of a classical style house]

[Floor plan and elevation of a classical style house]

Illus. in: I qvattro libri dell'architettvra, ... / Andrea Palladio. Venetia : D. de' Franceschi, 1570. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washi... More

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