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Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni tÿpus.

Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni tÿpus.

Covers northern Asia. Relief shown pictorially. From Abraham Ortelius's atlas: Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1603 ed. Hand col. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes tex... more

[Embossed leather binding on 12th century manuscript]

[Embossed leather binding on 12th century manuscript]

Title devised by Library staff. Alternate title from: Library of Congress Quarterly journal of current acquisitions, v. 5, no. 3 (1948 May), p. 50. Illus. in: Exposicio mistica super exod[um]. [Germany, ca. 115... more

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. ...

Opening of Genesis. No file prints. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Bible O.T.

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. ...

Opening of Leviticus. No file prints. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Bible O.T.

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. ...

First leaf. No file prints. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Bible O.T.

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. "Giant Bible of Mainz"

Bible. Manuscripts. Latin. Biblia latina. April 4, 1452-July 9, 1453. ...

Jerome's preface to Pentateuch. Rosenwald 5 No file prints. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Bible O.T.

[Gutenberg Bible opened to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke]

[Gutenberg Bible opened to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke]

Title devised by Library staff. Reproduction of two pages from the Gutenberg Bible. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library... more

[Marcus Tullus Cicero, bust portrait on page of Latin text]

[Marcus Tullus Cicero, bust portrait on page of Latin text]

Illuminated vellum manuscript. Illus. in: Cicero, De Officii (Manz, 1465). Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[A dying man attended by Mary Magdalene and Saint Peter, angels, and the devil]

[A dying man attended by Mary Magdalene and Saint Peter, angels, and t...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ars moriendi. Germany, 1466. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress... more

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Print shows page of text on weights and measures, with illuminated borders.

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Print shows page of text on weights and measures, with illuminated borders. Title from item. Illus. in: Carmen de ponderibus mensuris. [Venice : Vindelinus de Spira, 1470]. Published in: The tradition of techno... more

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake in the background]

[Blacksmith shoeing a horse while a man with large sword slays a snake...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ruralia commoda. [Augsburg] : Johann Schüssler, ca. 16 Feb. (XIIII Kal. Mart.) 1471. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / ... more

[A farmer plowing a field]

[A farmer plowing a field]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Ruralia commoda. [Augsburg] : Johann Schüssler, ca. 16 Feb. (XIIII Kal. Mart.) 1471. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / ... more

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

Print shows a dragon-shaped, mobile fortress equipped cannons and capable of carrying troops, with a ladder device mounted on the front used for scaling walls or as a bridge during siege warfare.

[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

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... more

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... more

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... more

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485]

[Four illustrations of 15th c. daily live from the text of Boethius, D...

Illus. in: Boethius, De consolatione philosphiae. Dutch and Latin. Ghent, Arend de Kaysere, 3 May 1485. No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORK... more

Boethius, d. 524.De consolatione philosophieDe consolatione philosophiae. Dutch & Latin [from old catalog]Ghent, Arend de Keysere, 3 May 1485.

Boethius, d. 524.De consolatione philosophieDe consolatione philosophi...

In Dutch and Latin, with Dutch commentary. Leaf [2a]: Dit es de tafele dienende desen nauolghenden vijf bouken Boecij De consolatione philosophie. Goff B-812 Hain-Copinger 3400 BM 15th cent., IX, p. 206 (IC.501... more

Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae ad usum Romanum.  Hours [from old catalog]  [Paris, Denis Mellier? ca. 1490]  [80] leaves. cuts: illus., borders. 27 cm. (4to)

Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae ad usum Romanum. Hours [from old catalog...

Begins (without title) with the cut Astrological man, on the reverse of which is the almanac for 20 years (1488-1508). Type 94G (same font as in BM 15th cent., VIII, p. 152). Goff H-369 Rosenwald 408 LC copy ru... more

Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. [from old catalog]Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae ad usum Romanum.Hours [from old catalog]Paris, Philippe Pigouchet, 19 Apr. 1494.

Catholic Church. Liturgy and ritual. [from old catalog]Horae Beatae Vi...

Signatures: +⁸ a-i⁸ l[et]⁸ l⁴. Goff H-376 Reichling 1764 (variations) IGI 4835 Rosenwald 425 LC copy imperfect: leaves [82-83] wanting. Initials and capitals supplied in red or blue; several illus. partly hand-... more

De insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis

De insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis

Christopher Columbus discovering America. Illus. in: In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispania[rum] Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triu[m]phus. Et De insulis in mari Indico nuper inuentis ... more

De insulis nuper in Mari Indico repertis [and] de insulis nuper inventis

De insulis nuper in Mari Indico repertis [and] de insulis nuper invent...

A two-page spread from In laudem Serenissimi Ferdinandi, Hispania[rum] Regis, Bethicae & regni Granatae obsidio victoria & triu[m]phus. Et De insulis in Mari Indico nuper inuentis. [Basel] : I[ohann] B[ergmann,... more

The Martyrdom of Saint John, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition 1511

The Martyrdom of Saint John, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition 1511

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition 1511

The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb, from The Apocalypse, Latin Editi...

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Head of a Bearded Man Wearing a Turban (recto); Latin script (verso)

Head of a Bearded Man Wearing a Turban (recto); Latin script (verso)

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, Kronach 1472–1553 Weimar)

The Four Horsemen, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

The Four Horsemen, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Flight into Egypt, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Edition, 1511

The Flight into Egypt, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Edition, 151...

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Apocalyptic Woman, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

The Apocalyptic Woman, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Adoration of the Lamb, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

The Adoration of the Lamb, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Matyrdom of Saint John, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

The Matyrdom of Saint John, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Saint John Swallowing the Book, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

Saint John Swallowing the Book, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 15...

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Glorification of the Virgin, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Edition, 1511

The Glorification of the Virgin, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Ed...

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Sojourn of The Holy Family in Egypt, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Edition, 1511

The Sojourn of The Holy Family in Egypt, from The Life of the Virgin, ...

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Death of the VIrgin, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Edition, 1511

The Death of the VIrgin, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Edition, 1...

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Christ Taking Leave of His Mother, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Edition, 1511

Christ Taking Leave of His Mother, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin ...

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Martyrdom of Saint John, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition 1511

The Martyrdom of Saint John, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition 1511

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Four Avenging Angels, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition 1511

The Four Avenging Angels, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition 1511

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Flight into Egypt, from The Life of the Virgin, from the Latin Edition

The Flight into Egypt, from The Life of the Virgin, from the Latin Edi...

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Nativity, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Edition, 1511

The Nativity, from The Life of the Virgin, Latin Edition, 1511

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Seven Angels with the Trumpets, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition, 1511

The Seven Angels with the Trumpets, from The Apocalypse, Latin Edition...

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

[Title page with illustration showing the tree of knowledge]

[Title page with illustration showing the tree of knowledge]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Arbor scientiæ venerabilis et cælitvs illuminati patris Raymvndi Lvllii Maioricensis .... [Lugduni] : 1515. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of We... more

Imagines coeli meridionales

Imagines coeli meridionales

Earliest known European printed star chart. Originally bound in the Schöner Sammelband. LC copy annotated by Johann Schöner. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Manuscript copy of sheet 6 of Waldseemüller's Carta marina

Manuscript copy of sheet 6 of Waldseemüller's Carta marina

Title provided by cataloger. Relief shown pictorially. Includes text and illustrations. Originally bound in the Sammelband. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Celestial globe gores

Celestial globe gores

Title provided by cataloger. Likely proof sheets, as lines for the tropics and the ecliptic are missing. Earliest known celestial gores. Bound in the Schöner Sammelband. Gores trimmed and mounted on paper. LC c... more

Fragmentary celestial globe gores

Fragmentary celestial globe gores

Title provided by cataloger. Bound in the Schöner Sammelband. Found in the binding of the Sammelband in 1905, mounted on paper, and bound in. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Fragmentary terrestrial globe gores

Fragmentary terrestrial globe gores

Relief shown pictorially. Bound in the Schöner Sammelband. Found in the binding of the Sammelband in 1905, mounted on paper and bound in. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

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

[Interior of a metallurgist's workshop with furnace and implements of his trade; on the hood over the furnace is a portrait of an unidentified man]

[Interior of a metallurgist's workshop with furnace and implements of ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Voarchadvmia contra alchi'miam: ars distincta ab archimi'a, & sophia: cum additionibus: proportionibus: numeris: & figuris opportunis. Venetiis : 1530. Published in: T... more

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

Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei

Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei

Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations of winds. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 674. Mounted on cloth and laminat... more

Tabula noua totius orbis

Tabula noua totius orbis

Relief shown pictorially. Woodcut that appears in an edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published in 1541. Includes illustrations and notes. LC copy stamped on in lower left corner: 0 676. Manuscript "246" in uppe... more

Architecture, ou, Art de bien bastir de Marc Vitruve Pollion, autheur romain antique; mis de latin en francoys par Ian Martin

Architecture, ou, Art de bien bastir de Marc Vitruve Pollion, autheur ...

Written by Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)

Die neuwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land India ligen.

Die neuwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land India...

Relief shown pictorially. South America labeled in German, geographic features otherwise in Latin. Appears in the author's Cosmographei. Basel, Switzerland. 1550. Available also through the Library of Congress ... 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

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 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

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

[Plate from De re metallica showing three methods of ventilating mines]

[Plate from De re metallica showing three methods of ventilating mines...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Georgii Agricolae De re metallica libri XII .... Basileae : Apud Hieron. Frobenium et Nicolaum Episcopium, 1556 mense Martio. Published in: The tradition of technology... more

Tabula nouarum insularum, quas diuersis respectibus Occidentales & Indianas uocant

Tabula nouarum insularum, quas diuersis respectibus Occidentales & Ind...

Relief shown pictorially. Has the word "Americam" in South America. Appears in the author's Cosmographiae universalis. Basel, Switzerland. 1559. Woodcut. Includes illustrations. LC copy imperfect: Fold-lined. M... more

Portugalliae : que olim Lusitania, nouissima & exactissima descriptio /

Portugalliae : que olim Lusitania, nouissima & exactissima descriptio ...

"... anno MCCCCCLX." Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Text on verso. On verso: 14. Filed with Eastham Collection in... more

[A horizontal sundial]

[A horizontal sundial]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Orontii Finei Delphinatis, regii mathematicarvm professoris, De solaribus horologiis, & quadrantibus, libri quatuor. Sequens pagina summa librorum capita tibi expediet... more

Calcearius, der schuhmacher

Calcearius, der schuhmacher

Print shows the interior of a cobbler's workshop and store with two men making shoes as another man attends to a customer. Title from item. Illus. in: Panoplia. Francofvrti ad Moenvm : [Impressvm apud G. Coruin... more

Aurifaber - der goltschmit

Aurifaber - der goltschmit

Print shows an interior view of a metallurgical workshop where men are working with gold. Title from item. Illus. in: Panoplia. Francofvrti ad Moenvm : [Impressvm apud G. Coruinum, impensis S. Feyerabent, 1568]... more

Map of western South America

Map of western South America

Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied by cataloger. Attributed to Gerard Mercator? Cf. Philip D. Burden's letter, April 14, 1994, to James Flatness. In cartouche: Celeberrimæ prouinciæ in America versus occi... more

Das erst general inhaltend die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtrichs und Moeres

Das erst general inhaltend die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantze...

Woodcut oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds and winds. Includes entwined initials "DK" in lower left corner, standing for the woodcutter David Kandel. Appears in German edition of Sebastian Münst... more

Planimetriam, hoc est, longitudinum mensuram per astrolabium experíri

Planimetriam, hoc est, longitudinum mensuram per astrolabium experíri

Print shows an astrolabe being used to measure a tower. Title from item. Illus. in: Elvcidatio fabricæ vsvsqve astrolabii, [Elucidatio fabricae ususque astrolabii] Ioanne Stoflerino Ivstingensi authore ... Adie... more

Passau. septen trio Coloniæ Ubior cum gratia et priuilegio ; LA monogram Leonardus Abent patauien: F

Passau. septen trio Coloniæ Ubior cum gratia et priuilegio ; LA monogr...

Print shows a bird's-eye view of Passau from the south with the Inn River in the foreground and the Danube River in the background; also shows a man and a woman walking at bottom center with another woman and a... more

[A man operating a lathe with fixed cutting tool driven by the action of weights; here the machine is cutting screw threads in wood]

[A man operating a lathe with fixed cutting tool driven by the action ...

Title from item. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Theatrvm instrvmentorvm et machinarum / Jacques Besson. Lvgdvni : Apud B. Vincentium, 1578. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of W... more

Typvs orbis terrarvm

Typvs orbis terrarvm

Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Includes illustrations. Appears to be an etched, probably unauthorized copy of an edition Ortelius's map, possibly made in Italy. This map copies the re-engra... more

Typvs orbis terrarvm

Typvs orbis terrarvm

Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Appears in Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes illustrations. Latin text on verso. In lower left: cum privilegio. Has a crack and re... more

Americae et proximar regionvm orae descriptio

Americae et proximar regionvm orae descriptio

Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro. Second state. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 95-34 Vault