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    • 1665

    The engraving on the lower-half of the title page depicts the coat of arms of the Royal Society, founded in November 1660 by royal charter of King Charles II. The coat of arms consists of a shield argent featuring the…

    • 1665

    First edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, the first large work to illustrate microscopical objects, with copperplates engraved by Hooke himself. All 38 copperplates from the volume are digitized here, with…

    • Atalanta Fleeing
    • 1618

    First published in 1617, Michael Maier's alchemical emblem book contains a preface on ancient music and the Greek myth of Atalanta and Hippomenes and consists of 50 engraved emblems, each accompanied by a discourse and…

    • Emblem 35. As Ceres accustomed Triptolemus to stay in the fire and Thetis did to Achilles, so the master does to the stone.
    • 1618
    • Emblem 31. The king swimming in the sea cries out with a loud voice: He that delivers me shall have a great reward.
    • 1618
    • Emblem 21. Make of the man and woman a circle, of that a quadrangle, of this a triangle, of the same a circle and you will have the stone of the Philosophers.
    • 1618