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Opuscul¯u de Sphera m¯udi Joannis de Sacro Busto c¯u additionibus et familiarissimo c¯om¯etario Petri Ciruelli Daroc¯esis,

[Charles, Duke of Vendosmoys, seated at desk, writing]

[Design by Albrecht Dürer for 16th century fortification]

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

[Death-bed scene]

Map of America by Diego Ribero 1529.


St. John


[Self-portrait, aged 28]

The philosopher

[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]

[Man seated, seen from behind]

The philosopher Diogenes and the allegory of astronomy

Diana hunting the stag

[Opening page of Aphorismi, with decorated initial V]

Noua, et integra uniuersi orbis descriptio /

[Telescoping siege machine]

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

Typus Cosmographicus Universalis

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

Henricus Cornelius Agrippa Lit. Feyerlein

[Seven horses in a wood] / Baldung, 1534.

[Title page of Witelo, De Natura, illus. with composite of various phenomena of natural science: mirror; man wading in water to show refracted light; box balanced at fulcrum on another box; sunlight shining through glass to start fire; rainbow]

The Fall of Babylon

[Jan van Leyden]

Medice, cura te ipsum. Tu congnoy's bien la maladie ...

[Title page, showing 2 large ships with Saints Antonia, Nicola, Helme & Chiara in clouds]

[Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1519), in court, holding dagger to her breast] / I.K.

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

Christ healing the paralytic man

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


[The story of the first men]

[The Oztoticpac lands map].

The adoration of the Magi / F.[...].

The holy family with St. Margaret and a bishop

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


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


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

Horae in lavdem beatissimCe Virginis Mari¸e ad vsum Rosmanum. Parisiis, Apud O. Mallard¯u, 1541.

Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei

Title page, bordered with numerous New Testament scenes, of German Bible

Tabula noua totius orbis

Horae in Lauden Beatissime Virginis Mariae ad vsum Romanum,Parisiis, Apud O. Mallard¯u, 1542.

L'Amérique centr[ale] /

Dance of death. [from old catalog]Les simulachres, & historiees faces de la Mort ... Lyon, I. & F. Frellon, 1542.

The Birth fygures

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

Cucumis sativus vulgaris, cucumern

[Title page of De revolutionibus orbium coelstium, with statement that the sun, and not the earth, is the center of our universe]

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

Quarta musculos commonstrantium figura, omnes in posteriori corporis

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

[Man's head, showing anatomy of brain; and surrounding text]

Ensign, drummer and piper

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

[Page with mathematical essay in Greek, decorated initial, and mathematical drawing]

Arte de nauegar en que se contienen todas las reglas, Arte de nauegar [from old catalog][Valladolid, F. Fernandez de Cordua, impressor, 1545]p. cm.

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

[Title page of Opera quae ad nos extant omnia, with Froben family device of caduceus clasped by two hands]

Fourth fol. (reverse) after title page (map of Vaucluse)

First fol. (reverse) after title page (vase with portraits of Petrarch and Laura)

Armes & amours

Tierra nveva

[Title page of Sebastian Brant's "Ship of Fools" with woodcut illustration of crowded ship: Der Stotten Schip]

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


[The Virgin holding the child seated on a cloud]

Natura, ars naturam adiuuans

[Six women who meet daily to spin and discuss family life and current events]

Die neuwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land India ligen.

Concordia, che l'ingegno e la forza ...

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

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas].

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


[Detail map of Constantinople. 1550]

[Facade and paneled door of building]

[A folding, pocket-sized sundial]

[Eagle with prominent claws; and surrounding text]

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis

Expositio liburnæ

Expositio thoracomachi

[Landscape with church] / HSL.

[Sickbed with pox victim and text with decorated initials]

[Title page of Quesit et inventioni diverse; with half length portrait of the author, mathematician Nicolo Tartaglia]

[American Bison; illus. on full page with descriptive text in Spanish]

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

Aqui comiença vn vocabulario enla lengua castellana y mexicana.Vocabulario en lengua Castellana y Mexicana. [from old catalog][Mexico, Imprimio se en casa de I. Pablos, 1555][8], 260 l. illus. 22 cm.

[Group of men and a demon, Peru]

Portraict des of de l'oyseau

[South Pole. 1555; page of text illus. with map showing "The Pole Antartike" and "The Crosse" (stars)]

Portraict de l'amas des os humains, mis en comparaison de l'anatomie de ceux des oyseaux ...

[Mining methods in 16th Century England]

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

Hammock Between Two Trees

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