Print shows a telescoping tower raised from beneath by a screw mechanism manipulated by two men, used during siege warfare to gain an advantage of height by those perpetrating the siege.
Illustration showing aspects of optics: Battle scene with Archimedes' mirrors using sun to defend city of Syracuse against sailing ships, a rainbow, elephants crossing long bridge drawn in perspective, nude man... more
This manual is one of the most important documents detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance. Dancing master Fabritio Caroso (died 1605) describes fifty-four steps, provides rules for style and etiquette, ... more
Print shows an assault on Jarbah Island by the Christian armada under the command of Andrea Doria and the arrival of the Turkish fleet; the Christian fleet retreats in advance of the Turks who subsequently lay ... more
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
It is tempting to suggest that the subject is the Flight into Egypt. The figure to the left of the donkey appears to have wings. Perhaps Mary is standing with the child, and Joseph, on the donkey, is pointing ... more
Print showing Jean Baptiste Colbert, head-and-shoulders portrait in medallion hanging on an obelisk, supported by two women in allegorical scene with turtle, rooster, hourglass, dog, and putti, with men working... more
Print shows a large cage containing all manner of men, from scientists and musicians to the dregs of society. Sitting outside on the top of the cage are Fortune, whom all desire to reach, and the artist, busily... more
Print shows a bird's-eye view of ruins with the Arch of Constantine in the foreground and the Flavian Amphitheater or Colosseum in the background, with numbered key. Some of the men appear to be examining the ruins.
Print shows a bird's-eye view of ruins in the foreground of the Campo Vaccino, with the arch of Septimius Severus to the left and three columns on the right. Some of the men appear to be examining the ruins.
Print showing aristocratic men leaving their horses with attendants and following guides on a trail up the side of Vesuvius to peer into the fuming cones. At center, descending the volcano, are three figures, t... more
Illustration shows a view from the river of the Castel Sant'Angelo with the bridge, Ponte Sant'Angelo, on the right, Rome, Italy. Prominent features identified by letter with corresponding key printed below image.
Print shows Lucifer as a young angel with wings sitting on a cloud, brandishing a torch in raised left hand, at the top of an arched entry way.
Print showing a large semi-circular building with viewing boxes overlooking a stage where men are wrestling; there is a tall archway, topped with a clock, that connects the two sides to form a half-circle. Ther... more
Print shows title page illustration, an allegorical scene with naked female figure reclining in pastoral setting with two cherubs, admiring herself in a mirror.
Print shows several men, a cow, and a dog barking at a donkey transporting two barrels, among the columns of the Temple of Neptune in Campania (Paestum), Italy, with lettered key identifying elements of the str... more