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Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, usually flat surface by cutting grooves into it with a burin. The result may be a decorated object in itself, as when silver, gold, steel, or glass are engraved, or may provide an intaglio printing plate, of copper or another metal, for printing images on paper as prints or illustrations; these images are also called "engravings". Engraving is one of the oldest and most important techniques in printmaking. Wood engraving is a form of relief printing and is not covered in this article.

Engraving was a historically important method of producing images on paper in artistic printmaking, in mapmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. It has long been replaced by various photographic processes in its commercial applications and, partly because of the difficulty of learning the technique, is much less common in printmaking, where it has been largely replaced by etching and other techniques.

"Engraving" is also loosely but incorrectly used for any old black and white print; it requires a degree of expertise to distinguish engravings from prints using other techniques such as etching in particular, but also mezzotint and other techniques. Many old master prints also combine techniques on the same plate, further confusing matters. Line engraving and steel engraving cover use for reproductive prints, illustrations in books and magazines, and similar uses, mostly in the 19th century, and often not actually using engraving. Traditional engraving, by burin or with the use of machines, continues to be practised by goldsmiths, glass engravers, gunsmiths and others, while modern industrial techniques such as photoengraving and laser engraving have many important applications. Engraved gems were an important art in the ancient world, revived at the Renaissance, although the term traditionally covers relief as well as intaglio carvings, and is essentially a branch of sculpture rather than engraving, as drills were the usual tools.

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[Masonic chart]

[Masonic chart]

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Humphreys.

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

[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.

[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.

Man of sorrow

Man of sorrow

Print shows Jesus Christ on the cross.

[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.

[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.

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.

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.

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

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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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

[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

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

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

Illus. in: Reformation kaiser Sigmunds, 1484.

[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

[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

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.

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.

"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.

[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.

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.

[Life of the Virgin. Angel appearing to Joachim] / AD.

[Life of the Virgin. Angel appearing to Joachim] / AD.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection. No. M. 190.

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.

[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

[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 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

[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 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

[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

[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

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

[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 Virgin with child holding a book] / AD [monogram].

[The Virgin with child holding a book] / AD [monogram].

Title from shelflist card. Signed on block with monogram. Meder, 212. Bartsch, 102. Bradley Collection.

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

Simone, Sanese, Pittor, Simon Memmi / DL.

Simone, Sanese, Pittor, Simon Memmi / DL.

Simone Martini, half-length portrait, facing right.

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

Two nude men: one standing, one reclining / Micarino, fec.

Two nude men: one standing, one reclining / Micarino, fec.

Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washington : Library of Congress, 1979, pp. 24-28. Print originally part of Pembroke album, no. 46. Graphic sampler, pp. 10-28

[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.

[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 Tiburtine sibyl and the Emperor Augustus

The Tiburtine sibyl and the Emperor Augustus

Print shows a female prophet directing Emperor Augustus's gaze upward towards a group of spirits in the clouds. Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washingt... more

[The Triumph of Time]

[The Triumph of Time]

Allegorical representation of Time, winged man, on chariot pulled by two deer. Signed with monogram on plate. Inscription: Tempus edax...aut fuerint. Part of series: Six triumphs described by Petrarch. Bartsch,... more

Raphael and his beloved

Raphael and his beloved

Print showing Raphael standing before Margherita Luti, seated, looking up at him. Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washington : Library of Congress, 1979... more

Circe

Circe

Print showing Circe, standing on a wharf with dragon-like serpents, offering a drink to sailors as their ship passes. Title provided by researcher 10/2017. Alternate title from "The 'Pembroke' album of chiarosc... more

Faith

Faith

Allegorical print showing a woman as Faith, one of the theological virtues, holding a chalice, with one knee on a low wall outside a temple(?). Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints an... more

[Charles VII, king of France, 1403-1461, full, seated on throne, surrounded by court]

[Charles VII, king of France, 1403-1461, full, seated on throne, surro...

Illus. in: Les Vigilles de la mort de Charles VII. Lyons, ca. 1500. Reference copy may be in Biog File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Prudence

Prudence

Allegorical print showing a woman as Prudence, one of the cardinal virtues, seated with left elbow resting on left knee, looking to the left into a mirror which she is holding in her right hand; with a large ur... more

Circe drinking

Circe drinking

Oval chiaroscuro woodcut by Ugo da Capri, 1486-after 1532; After Parmigianino, published by Andreani. Bartsch VII 8, 2nd state. Mayer I: 726 (24); QJ 60. Monogram of Andreani in lower left corner of block. Mars... more

Prudence

Prudence

Allegorical print shows a woman as Prudence, one of the cardinal virtues, seated with left elbow resting on left knee, looking to the left into a mirror which she is holding in her right hand; with a large urn ... more

[Plague victim in bed pointing out to three physicians the swell or boil under his armpit]

[Plague victim in bed pointing out to three physicians the swell or bo...

Illus. and text in: Pestbuch : Hieronymus Brunschwig. [Strassburg] : J. Gruninger, 1500. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 138.

[Ferdinand II, King of Spain, pointing across Atlantic to where Columbus is landing with three ships amid large group of Indians]

[Ferdinand II, King of Spain, pointing across Atlantic to where Columb...

Reference copy filed in P&P Biog. File under Fernando V. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus

The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus

Cut within border. Woodcut by Lukas Cranach the elder, 1472-1553. Hollstein, 80 (second state); Bartsch, 59. Bradley Collection. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: B.... more

[St. Eustace] / AD [monogram].

[St. Eustace] / AD [monogram].

Title from shelflist card. Signed with monogram on plate. Meder, 60. Library has two impressions. No. 60a: Marsh Collection. No. 60b: Hubbard Collection.

16th century mechanized warfare

16th century mechanized warfare

Photograph shows reproduction of engraving of mechanized catapult. Title from item. Received from the U.S. Office of Emergency Management.

The Virgin and Child on a grassy bench

The Virgin and Child on a grassy bench

Engraving by Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528. Meder 31; Hollstein 31; Bartsch 34; Panofsky 141. Signed with monogram and dated on plate. Coll. mark on vereso: Hubbard (Lugt. suppl. 1267b). Hubbard Collection. This re... more

Adoration of the Magi AD monogram

Adoration of the Magi AD monogram

Print shows Madonna presenting infant Jesus to the Three Wise Men. Title devised by Library staff. Trimmed to image. Print no. 199 from Marsh Collection.

Typus arithmeticae

Typus arithmeticae

The form of arithmetic, possibly muse of arithmetic, shown as woman standing between Boethius writing Arabic numerals and Pythagorus doing reckoning with counters. Illus. in: Margarita philosophica / Gregor Rei... more

Flight into Egypt AD monogram

Flight into Egypt AD monogram

Print shows Mary and infant Jesus on a donkey being led through a forest by Joseph. Title devised by Library staff. Trimmed to image. Print no. 201 from Marsh Collection.

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]

p. xciv - verso, v. 1. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]

[Incunabula illustrations, 1505]

Diptych of Adam & Eve with snake and priest celebrating Mass separated by Jesus on Cross. Illus. in: Ulrich Pender, Der Beschlossen Gart des Rosenkrantz Marie (Nuremburg, 1505) p. ccxxix - verso, v. 2. Ref. cop... more

St. Christopher

St. Christopher

Woodcut by Lukas Cranach the Elder, 1472-1553. Hollstein, 79 (later impression IIa? without inscriptions and with three breaks in the border; two on bottom and one at upper left); Bartsch, 58; LeBlanc, 12. Wate... more

[The visitation]

[The visitation]

Print after Albrecht Dürer's woodcut Visitation, no. 8 in his Life of the Virgin series, shows the Virgin and St. Elizabeth, both pregnant, greeting each other as Zacharias stands in a doorway. Dürer's pet dog ... more

[Susanna and the elders]

[Susanna and the elders]

Title from shelflist card. Collector's mark of John P. Heseltine (Lugt 1508). Bartsch, 33. Amand-Durand, 33. Hubbard Fund, 510020.

The Betrayal of Christ

The Betrayal of Christ

From his Passion set. Engraving by Albrecht Durer, 1471-1528. Meder 5; Hollstein 5; Bartsch 5; Panosfky 112. Signed with monogram and dated on plate. Coll. marks on verso of Gardiner Green Hubbard. (Lugt suppl ... more

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