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    A woman giving birth on a low stool, a washbasin, and surgical instruments. Reliefs on the wall of the outer corridor, Temple of Sobek and Horus (3rd BCE), Ptolemaic Period, Kom Ombo, Egypt.


    Chemist's pair of scales. Bronze, from Pompeii, Casa del Centenario.


    Death of Archimedes (212 BCE). 18th century copy of a Roman mosaic.

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    Africanus of Monte Cassino teaching. From the medical texts of Hippocrates with the commentaries of Galen in the version of Constantinus Africanus of Monte Cassino. Paris, around 1306, Detail of 15-02-03/23 Codex 2315, folio 1 recto


    King Louis XI presides a chapter meeting of the Order of Saint Michel.Beneath the image,two angels hold the chain of the order and the coat of arms of the kings of France. Statute of the Order of Saint Michel,folio 1,FR 19819


    Les Ditz Moraux de Philosophes,translated from Latin to French by Guillaume de Tignonville,early 15th. Parchment,26,5 x 19 cm, 90 pages. Claudius Galenus (130-210 CE)famous physician,is seen collecting medicinal herbs.Fol.77


    Blaise Pascal's desk with facsimile of his "Apologie de la religion chretienne" (Defense of the Christian Faith), one of his most important writings.


    Isaac Louis,Le Maitre de Sacy (1613-1684) Painted 1646 or 48, Canvas,53 x 45 cm


    One gold, one silver "regulus", allegedly transmuted by Johann Friedrich Boettger for King August of Poland in 1713. The pieces are real gold and silver. Boettger probably made them from Royal and other gift ducats to win the King's favour. Diameter 3 and 5 cm.

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    So-called "Venus of Medici", showing the thoracic cavity and abdomen of a woman, one of the 1992 wax models ordered from Florentine scientists Prof. Paolo Mascagni and Felice Fontana by Emperor Joseph II for the education of army surgeons, 1785


    Armillary sphere shows the earth in the center, surrounded by planets and the sun; outer ring with signs of zodiac; tropic and equator. 16 cm across. By Christian Schindler, around 1713.


    Southern hemisphere,celestial and terrestrial,fol.28. From the "Atlas coelestis seu harmonia macrocosmica: scenographia compagnis mundae Brahea" by Gerard Valk (1651-1726)and Pieter Schenk(1660-1719),printed 1708. Coloured engraving.


    Celtes presents his work to Emperor Maximilian. (Illustration to Conradi Celtes... quatuor libri amorum - Conrad Celtes: Four books on Love (Amores), printed for the Sodalitas Celtica, Nuremberg, 5 April 1502.) Woodcut, 216 x 150mm. (fol. A1v.)


    Saint Coloman as a Pilgrim. (Johannes Stabius as Saint Coloman). Dated 1513. Woodcut, 369 x 300mm.


    Allegory with the Coat of Arms of the Empire and of the City of Nuremberg. (Title page of the book "Die Reformation der Stadt Nuernberg", printed by Friedrich Peypus, Nuremberg, 20 January 1522). Woodcut, 246 x 170mm. (fol. AA1v.)


    The Armillary Sphere (Armillaris Sphaerae cum habitabili descriptio). From a Latin translation of Ptolemy by W.Pirckheimer (Claudii Ptolomaei geographicae enarrationes libri octo, Bilibaldo Pirckeymero interprete), published by Johannes Grueninger for Johannes Koberger, Strassburg, 30 March 1525. Woodcut, 267 x 261mm. (fol. M3v.)


    Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) observing the oscillation of the hanging lamp. In 1583 Galilei conceived the idea of pendulous motion while looking at this chandelier in the Cathedral in Pisa, Italy. Fresco.


    Le charlatan (L'arracheur des dents) - the dentist ca.1754-55 Oil on canvas 80.5 x 110 cm RF 1938-99


    Denis Diderot, French writer, philosopher, scientist and fmous editor of the first encyclopedia ca.1769 Oil on canvas 81.5 x 65 cm RF 1972-14


    Pythagorean theorem Euclid's geometry expounded. Middle East, 1258 Add. 23387, f.28


    Europe, Asia and Africa from a world map by Juan de la Cosa. Juan de la Cosa (1460-1510, Spanish cartographer, conquistador and explorer) was member of seven voyages to the New World.

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    Map of the Carribean Islands and the Gulf of Mexico.


    Map of Hispaniola, 1633. The island of Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Espaņola) is the second-largest island of the Antilles, lying east of Cuba. Christopher Columbus arrived there on December 5, 1492, and on his second voyage in 1493 founded the first Spanish colony in the New World on it.


    Battle between the French and the English on the coast of Brittany. The two sides carry their standards, one blue with the golden lilies of France, the other red with the English lepard. From the "Chronicles" of Jean Froissart (1333-1410), historian. MS 864, folio 91


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