Flowers of the Sky

Depictions spanning almost a whole millennium – in chronological order – of comets, meteors, meteorites and shooting stars….more

The Art of Swimming (1587)

Selections of the forty beautiful woodblock illustrations from Everard Digby’s De Arte Natandi (The Art of Swimming) published in 1587, considered the first English…more

Adriaen Coenen’s Fish Book (1580)

Selected double-page spreads from Adriaen Coenen’s exquisite Visboek (Fish Book), an epic 800 page tome on all things fish and fish-related. Coenen began work on th…more

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described by John of Patmos in his Book of Revelations, the last book of the New Testament. The chapter tells of a “‘book’, …more

Hirschvogel’s Geometria (1543)

Selected pages from Geometria by Augustin Hirschvogel (1503–1553), a German artist, mathematician, and cartographer known primarily for his etchings. In this vers…more

16th-century Prosthetics (1564)

Images of mechanical prosthetics as designed by Ambroise Paré in his book Dix livres de la chirurgie (Ten books of Surgery). Paré was the official royal surgeon f…more

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