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 artillery) frames a view into the distance, where rockets and fireballs propel through the sky.
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Siemienowicz, Kazimierz. “Engraved Title Page from Artis Magnae Artilleriae [The Great Art of Artillery].” In Artis Magnae Artilleriae. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Jan Jansson, 1650. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/3b5918613.
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