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    • circa 1450 – 1475

    This alchemical miniature is believed to be from Das Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit [The Book of the Holy Trinity], based on the iconography depicted and its relation to the text. Das Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit

    • circa 1450 – 1475

    This alchemical miniature is believed to be from Das Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit [The Book of the Holy Trinity], based on the iconography depicted and its relation to the text. Das Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit

    • circa 1450 – 1475

    This alchemical miniature is believed to be from Das Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit [The Book of the Holy Trinity], based on the iconography depicted and its relation to the text. Das Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit

    • Part of Das Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit [The Book of the Holy Trinity]
    • circa 1450 – 1475

    These three alchemical miniatures are believed to be from Das Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit [The Book of the Holy Trinity], based on the iconography depicted and their relation to the text. Das Buch der heiligen…

    • 1493

    A two-sided folio from Hartmann Schedel's The Book of Chronicles, or in German Das Buch der Chroniken (1493). On the recto is a text block on top and an image below depicting God creating Adam from clay. This clay is…

    • 1493

    A scene from the two-sided folio from Hartmann Schedel's The Book of Chronicles, or in German Das Buch der Chroniken (1493), depicting God creating Adam from clay. This clay is interpreted alchemically as the "prima…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    First edition published by Heinrich Stayner of De re militari, a classic work on the science of making war by Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, commonly referred to as Vegetius, a writer from the Later Roman Empire…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    Illustrated title page with a woodcut after Hans Weiditz by Jörg Brou the elder of Schoeller, showing a military scene with men in armor, some of whom are carrying long swords and spears in front of decorated tents.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    War engine with wheels, face, and spikes, apparently used to break up enemy ranks or crush enemy troops.

    • Falx
    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    The siege hook, or falx, was a siege engine dating back to Roman times. Similar to a battering ram, the siege hook was tipped with a pry bar, and the ram had handles for twisting and either splintering wooden doors or…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A siege engine in the form of a portable shelter behind which soldiers could take cover and advance in the face of projectiles. This one appears to be equipped with a perforated grate in the middle through which the…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    Artist's depiction of Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, commonly referred to as Vegetius, a writer from the Later Roman Empire (circa 4th century) who wrote extensively on military matters.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A war engine with four wheels in the shape of an animal with the feet of a bird and the head of a lion, operated by three soldiers.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A siege engine in the form of a portable shelter behind which soldiers could take cover and advance in the face of projectiles. This form is equipped with spikes to deter head-on attack from opposing forces.

    • Aries
    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A battering ram with an iron tip in the shape of a ram's head.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    The sling stave is a staff with a sling at the end, used for hurling smaller projectiles. In Latin it is called a fustibalus. One cord of the sling is attached to the staff or "stave" and the other end has a loop that…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A wooden catapult used for hurling an object such as a stone.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    The mangonel was a type of catapult used generally for hurling stones at a besieged castle's walls. As Vegetius writes, "But the mangonel shoots stones, and throws various weights in proportion to the thickness of the…

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    Soldier holding a sling used for hurling projectiles and an enlarged view of the sling itself.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    The image shows a soldier climbing a siege ladder alongside a schematic of a different ladder in three parts that can be screwed together.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A soldier ascends a drawbridge supported by ropes hanging from supporting beams.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A soldier ascends a siege ladder equipped with wheels.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    A fortified tower filled with soldiers is raised using a telescoping leg system driven by a pulley.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    Soldiers wearing armor engaged in sword combat wielding a spiked shield.

    • 1529 (M.D.XXIX)

    On the left is a telescoping siege device powered by a screw mechanism, and on the right is a rope ladder dangling from a castle tower.