In this significant manual detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance, dancing master Caroso redefines and, in some cases, corrects information found in his first treatise, Il ballarino (1581). The manual g... more
Print showing Psyche standing to the right with urns or incense burners on the ground at her feet, behind her and on the left are several women.
Allegorical print showing the nativity scene with the Magi presenting their offerings to the infant Jesus. Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washington : ... more
Print showing two boats with several men in them, Jesus sitting at the stern of one is telling Simon to "launch out into the deep and led down your nets"; the men in the second boat have lowered their nets.
Print shows Jesus sitting at one end of a table at which others are seated. He talks to Simon while another person washes his feet.
Broadside announcing the first Lutheran jubilee year by showing the contrast between the light of Lutheranism (life) and the darkness of Catholicism (death), with references to biblical verses.
Illus. in: Samuel Champlain, Voyages et Descouvertes..., 1619, fol. 87 verso. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Indians Misc.... more
The subject appears to be Christ healing a woman, or possibly Christ raising the daughter of Jarius from the dead, which is mentioned in Mark 5:21-43, Matthew 9:18-26, and Luke 8:40-56.
1606 map of Virginia as described by John Smith showing the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, other geographic features, and a vignette of the Native leader, Powhatan, in council.
Illustration shows portrait of Pocahantas as Mrs. John Rolfe, from a portrait painting done in London, England, 1616. Title from item. Published in: The generall historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summe... more
A fox tied to a tree, a cat, lying as if dead, with a rat in its mouth, an open rat cage and rats; across the river, Magdeburg burns; text below image.
Print shows half-length portrait of Thomas Hobson, standing, facing front holding a money bag. Hobson was a weathly mail carrier from Cambridge, England, known for establishing the phrase "Hobson's choice."
A mock funeral procession for the heavy imperial taxes levied on the Protestants but lost after the Protestant victory at Breitenfeld. The procession begins in the lower right corner and advances across the bot... more
Frontispiece in: Dialogo ... sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo tolemaico, e coprenicano / Galileo Galilei. Fiorenza : G.B. Landini, 1632. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washingto... more
Print shows the Louis XIII sitting on the throne with eight men kneeling before him; scene through windows shows fortifications with cannons, bell tents, and soldiers in formation.
Birds-eye view print shows the Alte Brücke [Old Bridge] on the Main River between Frankfurt and Sachsenhausen during battle in August 1635 when imperialist troops captured Sachsenhausen that had been occupied b... more
Frontispiece illustration shows nude elderly male angel holding scythe and appearing to eat a fragment of a sculpture as two putti stand nearby and hold a coat of arms and a snake bites its tail on the floor.
Drawing shows mounted man pointing with sword to hunter with hounds and gun; another mounted man behind; woman and little girl standing at the right; also woman seated near fountain arranging hat of child (from... more
Print shows an etcher sitting on the left and an engraver sitting on the right (identified by pencil inscription as Abraham Bosse) in studio and gallery with patrons viewing prints hanging on the wall in the background.