Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.
An important invention of the Renaissance was the microscope. Invented in 1590, the microscope was a major help in other scientific discoveries. The microscope uses two different lenses to bend light and enlarge images. Therefore, a person could see things that were too tiny to observe with the naked eye. In 1660, the microscope was used to study bacteria for the first time. A microscope at that time could enlarge images 270 times their normal size.
Until the 12th century human anatomy was mainly learned through books and animal dissection.
Natural history: water-color drawings and classic illustration of animals.