Born in 1546 in Denmark, Tycho Brahe served as an astronomer for the king of Denmark, and later, for the Holy Roman Emperor in Prague. He was well known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. He was also a pretty eccentric character: Tycho Brahe famously lost his nose in a sword duel […]
From the collection of the Rijksmuseum, these illustrations of scientific instruments appeared in Natuurkundige lessen, door proefneemingen bevestigd, eerste deel, written by Jean Antoine Nollet and published (?) by Kornelis van Tongerlo in Amsterdam im 1759. There is no further information about Dutch engraver Nicolaas van Falkendaal (1720–1791), who is credited as the creator of […]
Woodcut diagrams, symbols and illustrations of alchemical processes by Annibal Barlet, published in Le vray et methodique cours de la physique resolutive : vulgairement dite chymie … (Paris, 1657). They were digitized by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.