Fortunio Liceti’s Monsters (1665)

Highlights from the illustrations in the 1665 edition of Fortunio Liceti’s De Monstris, originally published, without the illustrations, in 1616. Liceti’s work,…more

Medical Imagery of the 15th Century

The following images are all taken from Tradition und Naturbeobachtung in den Illustrationen Medizinischer Handschriften und Frühdrucke vornehmlich des 15. Jahrhun…more

The Brain of Charles Babbage (1909)

Plates from a “Description of the Brain of Mr. Charles Babbage, F.R.S” published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (1909)….more

Woodcuts from 18th-Century Chapbooks

A selection of woodcuts from an 1882 book compiling facsimiles of 18th-century chapbooks. To see the pictures in context and peruse the full chapbooks see our post …more

Winners in the Fifth Olympiad (1912)

Pictures of the winners of each event of the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games – as featured in the The Fifth Olympiad: the Official Report of the Olympic Games of Sto…more

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