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"Figure for Use at Drinking Parties", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari

Badi' al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari (1136–1206) Made in probably Syria

"Design for the Water Clock of the Peacocks", from the Kitab fi ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya (Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices) by Badi' al-Zaman b. al Razzaz al-Jazari

Al-Jazari, the author of this treatise on a variety of practical and fanciful mechanical devices, served at the Artuqid court in Diyar Bakr in the late eleventh to the early twelfth century. Some of the element... more

"The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari

This page comes from a treatise on fantastic devices invented by the author al‑Jazari. His elephant clock was especially intricate: every half hour, the bird on the dome whistled; the man below dropped a ball i... more

"Design for a Clock in the Form of an Elephant with an Indian Driver", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari

This page comes from a treatise on fantastic devices invented by the author al-Jazari (1136–1206). The painting illustrates his design for a water clock in the form of an elephant with an Indian driver holding ... more

"Design for a Cup to Serve Wine at Drinking Parties", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari

This page comes from a treatise on fantastic devices invented by the author al-Jazari. This goblet is described in the text as 'arbitrating' at drinking parties: the bird atop the lid whistles until the goblet ... more

Tree of Knowledge from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 7

Detail of a miniature of God forbidding Adam and Eve from the Tree of Knowledge. Image taken from f. 7 of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French.

Tree of Knowledge from BL Royal 17 E VII, f. 7

Detail of a miniature of God forbidding Adam and Eve from the Tree of Knowledge. Image taken from f. 7 of La Bible historiale complétée (Genesis - Psalms). Written in French.

Cognicio Dei (Knowledge of God) from BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 320v

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(ognicio) of a scholar at lectern pointing to his head to demonstrate recognition of God and three students. Image taken from f. 320v of Omne Bonum (Circumcisio-Dona Spiritu... more

The Attainment of Perfect Knowledge (Siddha) by Mahavira's Disciple Indrabhuti Gautama: Folio from a Kalpasutra Manuscript

The night Mahavira died, his principal disciple reflected on his master's passing and experienced enlightenment. Indrabhuti is dressed in the white robes of a Svetambara monk, carries a cloth face mask, or moha... more

God Forbidding Adam and Eve to Eat from the Tree of Knowledge, from The Story of Adam and Eve

God, at right, addresses Adam and Eve, who stand together at left. Based on Genesis 2:16-17. Plate 2 from a series of six engravings. Heinrich Aldegrever (German, Paderborn ca. 1502–1555/1561 Soest)

The World Carrying Away Knowledge and Love, from The Unrestrained World, plate 3

Dirk Volckertsz Coornhert (Netherlandish, Amsterdam 1519/22–1590 Gouda)

The World Perishing Together with Knowledge and Love, from The Unrestrained World, plate 4

Dirk Volckertsz Coornhert (Netherlandish, Amsterdam 1519/22–1590 Gouda)

Foolish Knowledge and Foolish Love Trying to Restrain the World, from The Unrestrained World, plate 2

Dirk Volckertsz Coornhert (Netherlandish, Amsterdam 1519/22–1590 Gouda)

'Tempus omnia manifestat': Allegory of Art and Knowledge

Johann Melchior Füssli (Swiss, Zurich 1677–1736 Zurich)

Allegory of Art and Knowledge with the Coat-of-Arms of Hans Wilpert Zoller

Mathais Füssli the Youngest (Swiss, Zurich 1671–1739 Zurich)

The Massachusetts Magazine, or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment

"The Massachusetts Magazine," an early colonial journal, includes illustrated articles and observations on agriculture, poetry, music, biography, history, physics, geography, morality, criticism, philosophy, ma... more

map from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from various sources.] Edited by J. Frost"

This image has been taken from scan 000376 from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from variou... more

map from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from various sources.] Edited by J. Frost"

This image has been taken from scan 000372 from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from variou... more

map from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from various sources.] Edited by J. Frost"

This image has been taken from scan 000377 from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from variou... more

map from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from various sources.] Edited by J. Frost"

This image has been taken from scan 000373 from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from variou... more

map from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from various sources.] Edited by J. Frost"

This image has been taken from scan 000381 from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from variou... more

map from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from various sources.] Edited by J. Frost"

This image has been taken from scan 000380 from "History of ancient and modern Greece. [The former, by F. Malkin, reprinted from the “Library of Useful Knowledge”; the latter, compiled by the editor from variou... more

map from "Ptolemy's knowledge of Arabia, especially of Hadhramaut and the wilderness El-Ahkaf. [Reprinted from the “Classical Museum,” no. VII.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000014 from "Ptolemy's knowledge of Arabia, especially of Hadhramaut and the wilderness El-Ahkaf. [Reprinted from the “Classical Museum,” no. VII.]". The title and subject te... more

map from "Claudius Ptolemy and the Nile; or, an Inquiry into that geographer's real merits and speculative errors, his knowledge of eastern Africa, and the authenticity of the Mountains of the Moon. [With a map.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "Claudius Ptolemy and the Nile; or, an Inquiry into that geographer's real merits and speculative errors, his knowledge of eastern Africa, and the authenticity of... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000349 from volume 03 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000138 from volume 04 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000830 from volume 03 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000254 from volume 02 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000191 from volume 02 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000536 from volume 03 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000252 from volume 02 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000121 from volume 01 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000735 from volume 05 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000814 from volume 05 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000656 from volume 02 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000164 from volume 02 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000837 from volume 03 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000087 from volume 03 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000303 from volume 03 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000316 from volume 06 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000493 from volume 05 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000221 from volume 01 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000374 from volume 01 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more

map from "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... woodcuts and one hundred and twenty engravings on steel"

This image has been taken from scan 000166 from volume 07 of "A Gazetteeer of the World, or, Dictionary of geographical knowledge ... Edited by a member of the Royal Geographical Society. Illustrated with ... w... more