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…
- Part of Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum
- 1652 (MDCLII)
The engraved emblem on the lower half of this title page was made after a 15th-century illuminated manuscript (now preserved in the British Library) and depicts an eagle, snake, and toad against a solar and lunar…
Title page from Le diverse et artificiose machine del capitano Agostino Ramelli [The Various and Ingenious Machines of Captain Agostino Ramelli]
The book's title is set within an architectural frame embellished with antique ornamental motifs, weapons, armor, and symbols of warfare and siege.
This title page is a facsimile reproduction, hence the lower quality…
Frontispiece and title page (Plate 5) from Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier [Description of the aerostatic machine experiments of Mr. & Mr. Montgolfier]
Inscribed: "Expérience faite à Versaille, en présence de leurs Mejestés et de la Famille Royale, par Mr. Montgolfier, le 19 Sept. 1873. La Machine Aérostatique avoit 57 Pieds de haut sur 41 de Diamètre."
- Part of Artis Magnae Artilleriae
Spectators gather at night around a pyrotechnic fountain crowned with a statue of a child blowing bubbles—a symbol of vanity. A temple (decorated with geometric symbols, weights, measures, and various weapons and…