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[Christ crowned with thorns] / MS.

[Christ crowned with thorns] / MS.

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön or Hübsch Martin by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younge... more

[The Angel of the Annunciation] / MS.

[The Angel of the Annunciation] / MS.

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön or Hübsch Martin by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younge... more

[Christ praying on the Mount of Olives] / M.S.

[Christ praying on the Mount of Olives] / M.S.

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön or Hübsch Martin by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younge... more

Man of sorrow

Man of sorrow

Print shows Jesus Christ on the cross.

[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.

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

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

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

[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.

The Madonna nursing the Christ Child at the foot of a tree

The Madonna nursing the Christ Child at the foot of a tree

Jacopo de' Barbari (Italian, active Venice by 1497–died by 1516 Mechelen or Brussels)

Simone, Sanese, Pittor, Simon Memmi / DL.

Simone, Sanese, Pittor, Simon Memmi / DL.

Simone Martini, half-length portrait, facing right.

[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

[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 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

[St. George on horseback] / AD [monogram].

[St. George on horseback] / AD [monogram].

Title from shelflist card. Signed with monogram and dated on plate. Cut at or within plate mark. Meder, 56. Hollstein, 56. Bartsch, 54. Panofsky, 161. Coll. mark on verso (Lugt 677). Library has two impressions... 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.

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Man of Sorrows with Hands Bound

Man of Sorrows with Hands Bound

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

[The knight, Death, and the Devil] / AD [monogram].

[The knight, Death, and the Devil] / AD [monogram].

Title from mount. Hubbard Collection. Published in: Viewpoints; a selection from the pictorial collections of the Library of Congress .... Washington : Library of Congress ..., 1975, no. 186.

[St. Jerome in his study] / AD [monogram].

[St. Jerome in his study] / AD [monogram].

Title from shelflist card. Signed with monogram and dated on plate. Library has two impressions. No. 59a: Coll. mark: Possibly Baron H.A. von Derschau (Lugt, 2510). Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection. No. 59b: Co... more

[Dancing peasant couple] / AD [monogram].

[Dancing peasant couple] / AD [monogram].

Bradley Collection (Library of Congress). Meder, 88

[Blood-letting guide, with phases of moon and points from which blood is to be let keyed to nude figure]

[Blood-letting guide, with phases of moon and points from which blood ...

Illus. and text in: Der scaepherders kelengier / [Antwerpen : Gheprent bij W. Vorsterman, 1516] Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 136.

[Madonna with the pear]

[Madonna with the pear]

Title from shelflist card. Bartsch, 18. Pauli, 19. Coll. marks: Paul J. Sachs (Lugt, 2091) and Baron Adalbert von Lanna (Lugt, 2773). Hubbard Fund, 410096-1.

[Architectural elements, floor plan, and elevation from handbook on classical architecture]

[Architectural elements, floor plan, and elevation from handbook on cl...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del magnifico d. A. Gallo e del nobile d. A. ... more

Saint Christopher facing left AD monogram

Saint Christopher facing left AD monogram

Print shows Saint Christopher crossing a river carrying infant Jesus on his shoulders. Title devised by Library staff. Trimmed to plate mark. Print no. 53 from Marsh Collection.

[Bird's-eye view of a large scale water supply system showing tunnels and covered aqueducts]

[Bird's-eye view of a large scale water supply system showing tunnels ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del magnifico d. A. Gallo e del nobile d. A. ... more

[St. Christopher, facing right] / AD [monogram].

[St. Christopher, facing right] / AD [monogram].

Saint Christopher walking across river with child on his back, hermit in background. Signed with monogram and dated on plate. Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection (Library of Congress). Hollstein, 52. Meder, 52. ... more

[Architectural title page of Commentaria ... super anatomia mudini bordered in columns with scene of seated teacher lecturing as assistant dissects cadaver]

[Architectural title page of Commentaria ... super anatomia mudini bor...

Title page in: Commentaria ... super anatomia mudini / Jacopo di Berengario. [Bononiae : Impressum per H. da Benedictis, 1521]. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Libr... more

A pariquadrata superficie humai corporis perdistincta eo naturali centro umbilici circulum excipere - et in eo quadratum minorem inscribere, fig. a

A pariquadrata superficie humai corporis perdistincta eo naturali cent...

Print shows a male human body on a grid within a circle. Title from item. Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del... more

[Milan Cathedral, plan, elevation, and architectural elements from handbook on classical architecture]

[Milan Cathedral, plan, elevation, and architectural elements from han...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De architectura / Vitruvius Pollio ; tr. & ed. by Cesare Cesariano. [Como : Impressa p G. de Pōte, a la spese e instantia del magnifico d. A. Gallo e del nobile d. A. ... more

[Title page of De arte supputandi, book four; with decorated border including men inside tent, Scaevola and Porsenna]

[Title page of De arte supputandi, book four; with decorated border in...

Bordered title page in: De arte supputandi / Cuthbert Tunstall. [Londoni : Impress. Aedibus R. Pynsoni, 1522]. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, ... more

St. James Major

St. James Major

In Mariette Album, folio 3, bottom second Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

Astrology

Astrology

In Mariette Album, folio 40, top left Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)

[Portrait of Lucas van Leyden] / L [monogram].

[Portrait of Lucas van Leyden] / L [monogram].

Title from caption card. Signed with monogram and dated on plate. No call number on caption card

[Self-portrait, aged 28]

[Self-portrait, aged 28]

Title from shelflist card. Signed with monogram on plate. Bartsch, 188, 245. Hollstein, 188. Inscription, above: Aldegrevers hec est ... anno sue aetatis XXVIII; inscription, below: Anno domini MDXXX. Coll. mar... more

Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds

In Mariette Album, folio 7, top Vincenzo Caccianemici (Italian, died 1542)

[Telescoping siege machine]

[Telescoping siege machine]

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. Title devised by Librar... more

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

Print shows two soldiers resting on an air mattress made by sewing together and inflating animal skins. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Fl. Vegetii Renati De re militari libri qvatuor. Lutetiae : Apu... more

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

Print shows a device with a long tube for breathing, worn over the head, to allow a soldier to walk underwater; also shows the device being used in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Fl.... more

[Jan van Leyden]

[Jan van Leyden]

Title from shelflist card. Bartsch, 182. Hubbard Collection.

[Saint Benedict presenting his monastic regulations to r. padre frate Rogiero di Barletta, who is kneeling before him]

[Saint Benedict presenting his monastic regulations to r. padre frate ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Il padre san Benedetto con l'espositione d'il r. padre frate Rogiero di Barletta. [Bologna : Per V. Bonardo & Marc' Antonio da Capri,1539] Published in: The tradition ... more

The Lamentation over the Dead Christ

The Lamentation over the Dead Christ

In Mariette Album folio 23, top Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Print shows a torquetum, a 16th century measuring device. Title from item. Illus. in: Astronomicum cæsareum. [Ingolstadii : 1540]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ...... more

[The story of the first men]

[The story of the first men]

Print shows 6 small scenes. Each measures ca. 8.8 x 6.5 cm. Title from shelflist card. Each scene signed with monogram and dated on plate. Hubbard Fund, 217.

The Presentation in the Temple

The Presentation in the Temple

In Mariette Album, folio 15, top Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

The Circumcision

The Circumcision

In Mariette Album, folio 8, top right Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)

Pictores operis, Heinricus Fullmaurer, Albertus Meyer, sculptor Vitus Rodolph Speckle

Pictores operis, Heinricus Fullmaurer, Albertus Meyer, sculptor Vitus ...

Portraits of the three men who created the illustrations for this botanical book. Heinrich Füllmaurer transferring drawing to woodblock, Albrecht Meyer drawing the plant on the table, and Veit Rudolph Speckle, ... more

The Birth fygures

The Birth fygures

Woman's stool (birthing chair), fetus in uterus, feet down, and fetus in uterus, head down, latter marked "This is the naturall and best way of birth". Illus. in: The byrth of mankind / Thomas Raynalde. [London... more

Cucumis sativus vulgaris, cucumern

Cucumis sativus vulgaris, cucumern

Illustration shows a Cucumber plant.

Quarta musculos commonstrantium figura, omnes in posteriori corporis

Quarta musculos commonstrantium figura, omnes in posteriori corporis

Anatomical rare view of cadaver standing on skull holding head sections, with bones and musculature keyed to surrounding text. Illus. and text in: De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome / Andreas Vesalius.... more

[Man's head, showing anatomy of brain; and surrounding text]

[Man's head, showing anatomy of brain; and surrounding text]

Illus. and text in: De humani corporis fabrica / Andreas Vesalius. Basileae :[Ex Officina I. Oporini], 1543, p. 605 Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congr... more

[Page in Opera, quae Quidem extant, omnia; with mathematical diagram keyed to Greek text]

[Page in Opera, quae Quidem extant, omnia; with mathematical diagram k...

Illus. and text in: Opera, quae quidem extant / Archimedes. Basileae : I. Heruagius, 1544. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 256.

The Story of Samson

The Story of Samson

Cornelis Massys (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1510/11–1556/57 Antwerp)

[Apocalypse]

[Apocalypse]

Title from shelflist card. Verso: stamps of Boston, MFA and HFS. On shelflist card: "2 plates."

[Mathematician Girolamo Cardano, half-length portrait in oval, facing right, with text below]

[Mathematician Girolamo Cardano, half-length portrait in oval, facing ...

Illus. and text in: De subtilitate libri XXI / Girolamo Cardano. Basileae : Per L. Lucium, 1554. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 236.

[Architectural plan and elevation of a bridge showing piers, arches, and columns]

[Architectural plan and elevation of a bridge showing piers, arches, a...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: L'architettvra di Leonbatista Alberti / tr. by Cosimo Bartoli. Firenze : Appresso L. Torrentino, 1550. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western... more

[Illustration of ballistics showing cannon with Tartaglia's gun quadrant to measure its angle of elevation; and surrounding text]

[Illustration of ballistics showing cannon with Tartaglia's gun quadra...

Woodcut illus. and text in: La nuoa scientia / Niccolo Tartaglia. [Stampata in Venetia per N. de Bascarini, 1550] Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congres... more

[A folding, pocket-sized sundial]

[A folding, pocket-sized sundial]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Rvdimenta mathematica, haec in duos digeruntur libros, quorum prior geometriae tradit principia seu prima elementa .... [Basileae : In officina H. Petri, 1551]. Publis... more

[Eagle with prominent claws; and surrounding text]

[Eagle with prominent claws; and surrounding text]

Illus. and text in: Historiae animalium / Konrad Gesner. Tiguri : Apud C. Froschoverum, 1551-1558, p. 191. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 81

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis

Print shows two soldiers with a horse-drawn ballista. The device, mounted on a wagon, is manipulated like a crossbow, shooting large arrows at enemy fortifications. The horses are well covered with armor. Title... more

Expositio liburnæ

Expositio liburnæ

Print shows an oxen-powered paddle-wheel ship used for military purposes. Title from item. Illus. in: Notitia vtraqve cvm Orientis tvm Occidentis vltra Arcadii Honoriiqve Cæsarvm tempora ... (Notitia dignitatum... more

Expositio thoracomachi

Expositio thoracomachi

Print shows a soldier wearing a cuirass, a leather tunic or breastplate, used as protective armor during battle. Also shown are leather helmets, leggings, and footwear. Title from item. Illus. in: Notitia vtraq... more

[Sickbed with pox victim and text with decorated initials]

[Sickbed with pox victim and text with decorated initials]

Frontispiece and text in: Een excellent tracktaet leerende hoemen alle ghebreken der pocken sal moghen ghensen / Paracelsus. Thantwerpen : Thantwerpen : Gheprint by J. Poelants, 1553. Published in: The traditio... more

[Title page of Quesit et inventioni diverse; with half length portrait of the author, mathematician Nicolo Tartaglia]

[Title page of Quesit et inventioni diverse; with half length portrait...

Title page in: Quesit et inventioni diverse / Nicolo Tartaglia. [Venetia : Per N. de Bascarini], 1554. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 236.

[Method of raising sunken ship with five ropes and ships, diagram of curved pipe in water, and surrounding text]

[Method of raising sunken ship with five ropes and ships, diagram of c...

Illus. and text in: De subtilitate / Girolamo Cardano. Basileae : Per L. Luclum, 1554, First vol., p. 12. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 260.

Portraict des of de l'oyseau

Portraict des of de l'oyseau

Bird skeleton with bones lettered for comparison with human skeleton; partial key at bottom. Illus. in: L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux / Pierre Belon. Paris : G. Cauellat, 1555, p. 41. Published in: The tr... more

Portraict de l'amas des os humains, mis en comparaison de l'anatomie de ceux des oyseaux ...

Portraict de l'amas des os humains, mis en comparaison de l'anatomie d...

Human skeleton with bones lettered for comparison with a bird skeleton. Illus. in: L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux / Pierre Belon. Paris: G. Cauellat, 1555, p. 40. Published in: The tradition of science / L... more