This fascinating album provides vivid testimony to the way in which prints were used in the fifteenth century. Twelve outstanding early impressions of Israhel van Meckenem’s engravings of the Passion are interl... more
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
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.
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.
This engraving is one of a series of the six feats of Hercules commissioned from Rosso and Caraglio by Baviero de' Carocci, who had been Raphael's printing assistant. When the river god Achelous fought with Her... more
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.
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
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
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 devised by Library staff. Illus. in: I qvattro libri dell'architettvra, ... / Andrea Palladio. Venetia : D. de' Franceschi, 1570, title page. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Weste... more
Sheet from a series of 40 goldsmith's designs, published by Zan in 1581 and again in 1584 by Stephan Hermann. The print shows a square panel with an all-over pattern of vegetal scrollwork. In the center of the ... more