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The illustration of manuscript books was well established in ancient times, and the tradition of the illuminated manuscript thrived in the West until the invention of printing. Other parts of the world had comparable traditions, such as the Persian miniature. Modern book illustration comes from the 15th-century woodcut illustrations that were fairly rapidly included in early printed books, and later block books. Other techniques such as engraving, etching, lithography and various kinds of colour printing were to expand the possibilities and were exploited by such masters as Daumier, Doré or Gavarni.

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Shrine of the Annunciation Nazareth April 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.

Shrine of the Annunciation Nazareth April 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R...

Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 1, pts. 5-6, p. 1. Surroga... more

Miniature, leaf (4) recto - showing God, angels and graveyard above corpse on pall, in Horae (Paris use). Written ca. 1425

Miniature, leaf (4) recto - showing God, angels and graveyard above co...

Reference copy may be in LOT 4443-H. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Death; Incunabula; RBD; Shelf.

Illumination of Solomon and Sheba - Old Testament I

Illumination of Solomon and Sheba - Old Testament I

Kings, X, "Giant Bible of Mainz." Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. Illus. in: "Giant Bible of Mainz." Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. N... more

[Gutenberg Bible opened to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke]

[Gutenberg Bible opened to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke]

Title devised by Library staff. Reproduction of two pages from the Gutenberg Bible. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library... more

[Printed vellum page from the first book printed in small type. 1459]

[Printed vellum page from the first book printed in small type. 1459]

Illus. in: Durantis, Rationale divinorum officiorum [Mainz], 1459. Reference copy may be in LOT 4496. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[A dying man attended by Mary Magdalene and Saint Peter, angels, and the devil]

[A dying man attended by Mary Magdalene and Saint Peter, angels, and t...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ars moriendi. Germany, 1466. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress... more

[Printed vellum page from Corpus Juris Civilis, 1468]

[Printed vellum page from Corpus Juris Civilis, 1468]

Reference copy may be in LOT 4496. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Print shows page of text on weights and measures, with illuminated borders.

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Print shows page of text on weights and measures, with illuminated borders. Title from item. Illus. in: Carmen de ponderibus mensuris. [Venice : Vindelinus de Spira, 1470]. Published in: The tradition of techno... more

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake in the background]

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ruralia commoda. [Augsburg] : Johann Schüssler, ca. 16 Feb. (XIIII Kal. Mart.) 1471. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / ... more

[A farmer plowing a field]

[A farmer plowing a field]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ruralia commoda. [Augsburg] : Johann Schüssler, ca. 16 Feb. (XIIII Kal. Mart.) 1471. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / ... more

[Earth, the sun, and moon carried on dragon's back below title in decorative border]

[Earth, the sun, and moon carried on dragon's back below title in deco...

Title page in: Astronomicum caesareum / Petrus Apianus. [Ingolstadii, 1540] Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p.43.

[Medieval depiction of earth as wheel encircled by ocean; and surrounding text]

[Medieval depiction of earth as wheel encircled by ocean; and surround...

Illus. in: Etymologiae / Saint Isidorus, Bishop of Seville. G. Zainer, 1472. Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 7.

[Mechanical device for scaling towers]

[Mechanical device for scaling towers]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De re militari / Roberto Valturio. [Verona] : Joannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonar... more

Incipit liber tercius de vocabulo arithmetice disciplinae

Incipit liber tercius de vocabulo arithmetice disciplinae

Beginning text of the third book of Etymologiae, about arithmetic. Title page in: De vocabulo arithmetic disciplinae / Saint Isidorus, Bishop of Seville. In his Etymologiae. [Augustae Vindelicorum] : G. Zainer,... more

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

Print shows a dragon-shaped, mobile fortress equipped cannons and capable of carrying troops, with a ladder device mounted on the front used for scaling walls or as a bridge during siege warfare.

[A volvelle showing the movement of the moon throughout the calendar year]

[A volvelle showing the movement of the moon throughout the calendar y...

Illus. in: 1st ed. of Regiomontanus' Calendarium, Nuremburg, 1474. See: QJ, Jan. 1965. Reference copy may be in LOT 7007. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Cale... more

[The Capture of Christ]

[The Capture of Christ]

This drawing represents the central portion and main action of the painting--Christ's betrayal by Judas--of the Garden of Gethsemane. Dating is difficult, but it is likely that the sheet belongs to the artist... more

[Fisherman using hand net]

[Fisherman using hand net]

Illus. in: [Jacobus de Cessolis], De ludo scachorum, [Utrecht, ca. 1475]. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORKS; RBD; Fishing (livelihood); Incunabula; Shelf.

[Portable siege ladder]

[Portable siege ladder]

Print shows a portable ladder with sections that are screwed together, used during siege warfare. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Des durchleichtigen wolgebornen Grauen Flauii Vegecii Renati kurcze R... more

Aristotellis stragiritae de historia animalium liber primus

Aristotellis stragiritae de historia animalium liber primus

Decorative border and text in: De natura animalium [...] / Aristotle. Venice : Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1492. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C... more

[World map by Ptolemy]

[World map by Ptolemy]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Claudii Ptholemei Alexandrini philosophi Cosmographia. Rome : Arnoldus Buckinck, 10 Oct. (VI Idus Octobris) 1478. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks... more

[Fable of crane and peacock]

[Fable of crane and peacock]

Illus. in: Aesopus, Vita et fabulae (German), Augsburg, ca. 1497. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Birds; Incunabula; RBD; Fables; Shelf.

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum - entire page including border

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum - entire page includi...

Illus. in: Werner Roelvinck, Fasciculus Temporum (Utrecht, 1480), fol. lxxj. Reference copy may be in LOT 4496 R - Incunabula. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Animals sawing wooden planks

Animals sawing wooden planks

Illus. in: Dialogus creaturarum. Gouda : Gerardus Leeu, 1480. Reference copy may be in LOT 4707. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Animals in human situations; ... more

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum

Illus. in: Werner Roelvinck, Fasciculus Temporum (Utrecht, 1480), fol. lxxj. Reference copy may be in LOT 4496 R - Incunabula. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Coat-of-arms

Coat-of-arms

Illus. in: Dialogus creaturarum. Gouda : Gerardus Leeu, 1480. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Animals in human situations; Incunabula; RBD; Coats-of-arms; Shelf.

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum

Illus. in: Werner Roelvinck, Fasciculus Temporum (Utrecht, 1480), fol. lxxj. Reference copy may be in LOT 4496 R - Incunabula. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum - entire page

Woodcut in Werner Rolevinck, Fasciculus Temporum - entire page

Illus. in: Werner Roelvinck, Fasciculus Temporum (Utrecht, 1480), fol. lxxj. Reference copy may be in LOT 4496 R - Incunabula. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Trees with medicinal virtues, growing naturally and cultivated in pots]

[Trees with medicinal virtues, growing naturally and cultivated in pot...

Illus. in: Buch der natur / Konrad von Megenberg. Augsburg : J. Bamler, 1481. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 55.

[Woodcuts used to illus. Fables from incunabula...1966: Aesop surrounded by symbols of fables, 1481 - #60]

[Woodcuts used to illus. Fables from incunabula...1966: Aesop surround...

Reference copy may be in LOT 4442. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Half-human monsters called "wonder-people" and soulless animal monsters]

[Half-human monsters called "wonder-people" and soulless animal monste...

Illus. in: Buch der natur / Konrad von Magenberg. Augsburg : J. Bamler, 1481. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 79.

[Medieval universe, with heaven above, bands containing stars, and earth below]

[Medieval universe, with heaven above, bands containing stars, and ear...

Illus. in: Buch der natur / Konrad von Megenberg. Augsburg : Johann Bamier, 1481. Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 8.

[Title page of Elementa geometrie; with decorated border and initial P and geometric diagrams]

[Title page of Elementa geometrie; with decorated border and initial P...

Title page in: Elementa geometria / Euclides. Venice : E. Ratdolt, 1482. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 225.

[Aeneas' ship landing on an island]

[Aeneas' ship landing on an island]

Illus. in: French ed. of Virgil's Aeneid, publ. in Lyon in 1483 by Guillaume Le Roy. Reference copy may be in LOT 4714. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Plantain shown with snake and scorpion to indicate plant is antidote for their bites and stings; and surrounding text]

[Plantain shown with snake and scorpion to indicate plant is antidote ...

Illus. and text in: Herbarium / Apuleius Barbarus. Rome : J.P. Lignamine, ca. 1483-ca. 1484. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 56.

[Khosrau I (d. 579), king of Persia, seated on throne, directing Burzuwayh, the sage, to go to India to procure the Kalilah Wa Dimnah ("Book of Wisdom")]

[Khosrau I (d. 579), king of Persia, seated on throne, directing Burzu...

Woodcut frontis. Illus. in: Kalilah wa-Dimnah. German: Directorium Humanae vitae. German. Ulm, Lienhart Holle, May 28, 1483. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: I... more

[Sigismund, emperor of Germany, on his death bed, 1437]

[Sigismund, emperor of Germany, on his death bed, 1437]

Illus. in: Reformation kaiser Sigmunds, 1484.

[Illus: Prognostication: Clergyman ("Jupiter") blessing farmer ("Sagitarius") tilling soil; "Mars" in armor is radiating beams upon them]

[Illus: Prognostication: Clergyman ("Jupiter") blessing farmer ("Sagit...

Illus. in: Paulus Middelburgensis, Bp., Prognostica ad viginti annos duratura, Antwerp, Gerard Leeu, 28 Sept. 1484. Reference copy may be in LOT 7007. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card... more

[Knight in armor slaying dragon; woman kneeling]

[Knight in armor slaying dragon; woman kneeling]

Illus. in: Raoul Lefevre, Le receuil des histoires de Troyes, Dutch; Haarlem, Jacob Bellaert, 5 May 1485. Reference copy may be in LOT 4246. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption ... more

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... more

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... more

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... more

Des Humeurs et qualites

Des Humeurs et qualites

Qualities of primary matter: elements of earth and water surrounded by concentric circles of air, then fire.

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... more

Siege of Jerusalem by Crusaders, 1099

Siege of Jerusalem by Crusaders, 1099

Illus. in: Robertus Remensis, Historia itineris contra Turcos (Dutch), Gouda, ca. 1486. Referece copy may be in LOT 7012. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Incu... more

Pope Urban II urging kings and knights to join a Crusade, Nov. 1095

Pope Urban II urging kings and knights to join a Crusade, Nov. 1095

Illus. in: Robertus Remensis, Historia itineris contra Turcos (Dutch), Gouda, ca. 1486. Referece copy may be in LOT 7012. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Incu... more

"View of Venice"

"View of Venice"

Panorama in 4 segments. Illus. in: Sanctarum peregrinationum opusculum. Mains, 1486. Reference copy may be in LOT 4614. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Life stages from infancy to old age with various accoutrements]

[Life stages from infancy to old age with various accoutrements]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De proprietatibus rerum. Lyons : Johannes Siber, [after 26 Jan. 1486] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Brun... more

[Farmers harvesting crops]

[Farmers harvesting crops]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Opus ruralium commodorum Petri de Crescentijs. Strassburg (Argentine) : [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg], 9 Mar. (quinta feria ante festum S. Gregorii) 14... more

"View of Venice"

"View of Venice"

Panorama in 4 segments. Illus. in: Sanctarum peregrinationum opusculum. Mains, 1486. Reference copy may be in LOT 4614. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Du Temps

Du Temps

Medieval time wheel with twelve signs of zodiac; activities, usually related to plants or planting, for each month of the year; and center scene of woman in summer above man in winter. Illus. and text in: De pr... more

"View of Venice"

"View of Venice"

Panorama in 4 segments. Illus. in: Sanctarum peregrinationum opusculum. Mains, 1486. Reference copy may be in LOT 4614. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Christ]

[Christ]

Illus. in: Ludolphus de Saxonia, Vita Christi (Dutch), Antwerp, 1487. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Incunabula; BI WORKS; BI; RBD; Shelf.

Woman with hunting horn and dog on leash; symbolic representation of "the Soul hunting the child Jesus"

Woman with hunting horn and dog on leash; symbolic representation of "...

Illus. in: Van de geestelijke kindscheid Jesu gemoraliseert, Antwerp, 1488. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Hunting; Bible-N.T.; Incunabula; RBD; Shelf.

Lion with two shields

Lion with two shields

Illus. in: Van de geestelijke kindscheid Jesu gemoraliseert, Antwerp, 1488. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Hunting; Bible-N.T.; Incunabula; RBD; Shelf.

[The Trojan Horse]

[The Trojan Horse]

Illus. in: Historia Destructionis Troiae by Guido de Columna. Augsburg, 1488. Reference copymay be in LOT 4714. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Knights, some on horseback, in hand-to-hand combat]

[Knights, some on horseback, in hand-to-hand combat]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: [L]art de cheualerie selon Vegece. Paris, Antoine Vérard, 26 June 1488. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Br... more

[Jean de Gerson, 1362?01428, full, standing, facing left, carrying shield and staff]

[Jean de Gerson, 1362?01428, full, standing, facing left, carrying shi...

May have been executed by durer during apprenticeship. Illus. in: Opera, 1489. Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Dante & Virgil confronted by wolf, leopard, and lion

Dante & Virgil confronted by wolf, leopard, and lion

Woodcut with elaborate border. Illus. in: Divine Comedy, 1491 Venetian ed. Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Page of De mineralibus, with initial O]

[Page of De mineralibus, with initial O]

Page in: De mineralibus / Saint Albertus Magnus. Pavia : C. de Canibus, 1491. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 199.

[Illustrated title page]

[Illustrated title page]

Illus. in: Plautius, Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio, 1492, t.p. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

St. Jerome interrupting his work of translating the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible to remove a thorn from a lion's paw

St. Jerome interrupting his work of translating the Hebrew and Greek t...

Woodcut by Durer. Illus. in: St. Jerome's Letters (Rare Book Division - Thatcher Collection). Ref. copy may be in LOT 4966. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Illustrated arithmetic problem showing man stamping on fruit in rectangular tub and man standing in round tub, with mathematical equations and surrounding text]

[Illustrated arithmetic problem showing man stamping on fruit in recta...

Woodcut illus. and text in: Aritmetica / Filippo Calandri. Florence : L. Morgiani and J. Petri, 1492. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 234.

[Saint Pantaleon, d. 305, full, standing, facing slightly right]

[Saint Pantaleon, d. 305, full, standing, facing slightly right]

Illus. in: Augustinus de Cremona's Historia S. Pantaleonis. Cremona, 1493. Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Viticultural scenes - grape vine]

[Viticultural scenes - grape vine]

Illus. in: Latin ed. of Liber ruralium commodorum by Petrus de Crescentiis, printed at Spier by Peter Drach, 1493. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4434 I. See LCQJ Oct. 1966. This record contains unverified, old data f... more

[Viticultural scenes - man making wine vats]

[Viticultural scenes - man making wine vats]

Illus. in: Latin ed. of Liber ruralium commodorum by Petrus de Crescentiis, printed at Spier by Peter Drach, 1493. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4434 I. See LCQJ Oct. 1966. This record contains unverified, old data f... more

[Cultivation and care of grapevines]

[Cultivation and care of grapevines]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Liber ruralium commodorum [Ruralia commoda]. [Speier: Peter Drach] 1 Oct. (Dienstag nach S. Michael) 1493. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Wes... more

[Cosmos]

[Cosmos]

Illus. in: Liber chronicarum. German. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 23 Dec. 1493. Reference copy may be available in LOT 4444 A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: ... more

[Viticultural scenes - man crushing grapes in vat with his feet]

[Viticultural scenes - man crushing grapes in vat with his feet]

Illus. in: Latin ed. of Liber ruralium commodorum by Petrus de Crescentiis, printed at Spier by Peter Drach, 1493. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4434 I. See LCQJ Oct. 1966. This record contains unverified, old data f... more

[Viticultural scenes - man offering another a cup of wine]

[Viticultural scenes - man offering another a cup of wine]

Illus. in: Latin ed. of Liber ruralium commodorum by Petrus de Crescentiis, printed at Spier by Peter Drach, 1493. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4434 I. See LCQJ Oct. 1966. This record contains unverified, old data f... more

Cessolis. Libro de giuocho di Scacchi. Firenze...1493

Cessolis. Libro de giuocho di Scacchi. Firenze...1493

Man holding open book with one hand and flask with other; also 2 cuts of man on horseback and man holding scales. One of 15th century Italian prints dealing with books and reading reproduced in Max Sander, Le L... more

[Adam and Eve in Garden]

[Adam and Eve in Garden]

Illus. in: Liber chronicarum. German. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 23 Dec. 1493. Reference copy may be available in LOT 4444 A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: ... more

[Viticultural scenes - man using two-pronged hoe in vineyard]

[Viticultural scenes - man using two-pronged hoe in vineyard]

Illus. in: Latin ed. of Liber ruralium commodorum by Petrus de Crescentiis, printed at Spier by Peter Drach, 1493. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4434 I. See LCQJ Oct. 1966. This record contains unverified, old data f... more

[Roman soldiers bearing the trophies in triumph]

[Roman soldiers bearing the trophies in triumph]

Title from shelflist card. Bartsch, 13. Ex. coll.: Marochetti (Lugt, 392). Hubbard Collection.

L'Aquatinta magnanimo duca

L'Aquatinta magnanimo duca

Decorated initial L showing mathematician Luca Paccioli as Franciscan monk, surrounded by text, and rope-patterened border. Illus. and text in: Somma di arithmetica, geometria, proporzione e proporzionalita / L... more

De insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis

De insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis

Christopher Columbus discovering America. Illus. in: In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispania[rum] Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triu[m]phus. Et De insulis in mari Indico nuper inuentis ... more

De insulis nuper in Mari Indico repertis [and] de insulis nuper inventis

De insulis nuper in Mari Indico repertis [and] de insulis nuper invent...

A two-page spread from In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispania[rum] Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triu[m]phus. Et De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis. [Basel] : I[ohann] B[ergmann,... more

[Medieval book collector sitting at desk, reading]

[Medieval book collector sitting at desk, reading]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Das Narrenschiff. Basel : Johann Bergmann, de Olpe, 11 Feb. (Fastnacht) 1494. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard... more

Herodotus. Historia. Venezia...1494

Herodotus. Historia. Venezia...1494

Person placing laurel wreath on head of scribe in library. One of 15th century Italian prints dealing with books and reading reproduced in: Max Sander, Le Livre a Figures Italien, v. 5. Reference copy may be in... more

[2 men standing beside woman scribe(?) seated at reading stand]

[2 men standing beside woman scribe(?) seated at reading stand]

Illuminated vellum manuscript in Boccaccio, De Casibus vivarum illustrium [Paris, 1494] Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - Scribes. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tra... more

[Lion and bird]

[Lion and bird]

Illus. in: (Bidpa'i. Arabic version. Kalilah wa-Dimnah. Spanish.) Directorium humanae vitae, Zaragoza, 1494. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Incunabula; Birds... more

[Man performing autopsy on cadaver lying on table as 8 other men look on]

[Man performing autopsy on cadaver lying on table as 8 other men look ...

Illus. in: Joannes de Ketham, Fasciculus medicinae, Venice, Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 15 Oct. 1495, verso of leaf eII. Ref. copy may be in SSF(Gr) - MEDICINE. This record contains unverif... more

[Earth-centered universe, with orbits of moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the firmament in concentric circles]

[Earth-centered universe, with orbits of moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, J...

Illus. and text in: De caelo / Aristoteles. Venice : B. Locatellus for O. Scotus, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 255.

[Remondino de Luzzi overseeing assistant in dissection of cadaver as students watch in an early fourteenth century anatomy class at Bologna]

[Remondino de Luzzi overseeing assistant in dissection of cadaver as s...

Illus. in: Fasciculus medicinae / Johannes de Ketham. Venice : J. and G. Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 140.

[Pietro da Montagnana, a Paduan medical teacher surrounded by Greek and Arabic medical books, and three patients waiting to have their urine examined]

[Pietro da Montagnana, a Paduan medical teacher surrounded by Greek an...

Illus. in: Fasciculus medicinae / Johannes de Ketham. Venice : J. and G. de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 130.

Illus. of St. Dympna, 7th Century Irish princess who was martyred by resisting the incestuous designs of her pagan father

Illus. of St. Dympna, 7th Century Irish princess who was martyred by r...

Illus. in: Petrus Cameracensis, Legenda S. Dympanae, Oratio de S. Dympanae. Antwerp. Govaert Back, 1496. Reference copy may be in LOT 4443E. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption ... more

[Crowned Greek astronomer Ptolemy and his Renaissance translator Regiomontanus, seated beneath an armillary sphere and surrounded by decorated border]

[Crowned Greek astronomer Ptolemy and his Renaissance translator Regio...

Frontspiece in: Epytoma in Almagestum / Regiomontus. Venice : J. Hammam, 1496. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 29.

The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son

Kneeling among pigs. Cut to, or within plate mark. Engraving by Albrecht Durer, 1471-1528. Meder 28, Hollstein 28, Bartsch 28, Panofsky 135. Coll. mark on verso: Bradley (Lugt suppl. 288b). Bradley Collection. ... more

[Virgin and Child with the Monkey]

[Virgin and Child with the Monkey]

Engraving by Albrecht Durer. Bartsch 42. Mader 30; Hollstein 30; Panofsky 149. Signed with monogram on plate. Collection mark of LC (Lugt. 677). Marsh Collection. This record contains unverified, old data from ... more

[Composite of scene of Virgin Mary bathing]

[Composite of scene of Virgin Mary bathing]

Illuminated vellum manuscript. Illus. in: Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae ad usum Romanum (Paris, 1498). Reference copy may be in SSF - Catholic Church Liturgy and ritual Hours. This record contains unverified, ol... more

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Illus. in: Ludolphus de Saxonia, Vita Christi (Dutch), Zwolle, 1499. Reference copy may be in lOT 4444-B. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Bible N.T.; Incunabu... more

Acorus calamus

Acorus calamus

Sweet flag or sweet rush plant with wading bird; and surrounding text. Woodcut illus. and text in: Herbarius latinus. Venice : S. Bevilaqua, 1499. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Wash... more

Fortitude

Fortitude

Allegorical print showing a woman as Fortitude, one of the cardinal virtues, snapping off a portion of a pillar. Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washing... more

[Garden with people and apparatus for distilling a plant's medicinal essences]

[Garden with people and apparatus for distilling a plant's medicinal e...

Frontispiece in: Kleines Distillierbuch / Hieronymous Brunschig. Strassburg : J. Gruniger, 1500. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 179.

Simone, Sanese, Pittor, Simon Memmi / DL.

Simone, Sanese, Pittor, Simon Memmi / DL.

Simone Martini, half-length portrait, facing right.

[Crucifixion study]

[Crucifixion study]

This record contains unverified, preliminary data. Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in pencil on mat: [Raffaeli on old mat]. Ink inscription on back of drawing not deciphered. Title from P&P Bradley co... more

The flight into Egypt / PHL.

The flight into Egypt / PHL.

Print shows angels pulling a tree within the reach of the infant Jesus who rides in the lap of the Virgin Mary on a donkey. Joseph guides the donkey on the family's journey to Egypt. Anonymous artist after Rap... more

[Madonna and child]

[Madonna and child]

This record contains unverified, preliminary data. Title from P&P Bradley collection inventory card. Attribution on Bradley collection inventory card: Titian (1477-1576). Inscribed in pencil on back of drawing ... more

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