America, a Personification (ca. 1590)

A late 16th-century Dutch print depicting a female personification of the continent America, engraved by Flemish designer and engraver Adriaen Collaert after a desi…more

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

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