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    Table with two of Johannes Kepler's letters: one to his wife, the other to Emperor Rudolf II. Globe, sundial, and hourglass.


    Terrace of Belvedere Castle used by Tycho de Brahe and Johannes Kepler for their astronomical observations Quadrant by Habermehl of Dresden and a small globe.


    Reproduction of the sky by night with movements of the Planets Mars, Venus, and Mercury. Johannes Kepler was the first to observe the elliptic motion of the spheres


    Citizens' flag of 1465, by Jakob Kaschauer. Inv. 128.000


    Spiral staircase in the inner courtyard of Blois Castle Inside view of this most famous winding staircase, constructed about 1515. On the banisters the salamander of Francois I and the ermine of his Queen, Claude de France.


    Professor Louis Pasteur's instruments: a glass balloon with swan's neck for his experiments to disprove the idea of a "spontaneous creation"; a glass bottle with the marrow of a rabbit infected with rabies, dried to increase the virus' virulence (1884).


    Figure-clock, Bacchus procession. Detail of 30-01-04/51: the procession. Case: bronze, brass, copper, fire gilded, enamel From Nuerenberg, around 1580. H: 70 cm


    0310000141 Stove-tile with the arms of James I, c1603-c1625. Earthenware stove-tile in the form of a panel with the lion and unicorn, and the royal Stuart coat-of-arms and the 'IR' cypher ('Iacobus Rex') for King James VI of Scotland and I of England. The incorporation of the Tudor rose and the Scottish thistle at the base symbolises the union of the two crowns. The coat of arms reflected loyalty to the crown. Wood-burning stoves were often made up from elaborately decorated tiles which were being produced in England in small numbers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. By the end of the sixteenth century the severe shortage in the south of England of wood for burning meant that coal, from Newcastle, was the primary source of heating fuel. Coal was not suitable for burning in closed stoves. M&ME, 1981,3-6,1


    Meissen plate, arms of Saxony and Poland, flowers and and insects. Tableware made for the Berlin merchant Gotzkowsky. 1745


    Self portrait of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-1774) from Bologna, who made some of the first anatomical wax models.


    The heart.From the medical treatise by Aldebrande of Florence,1356,fol.19 recto.


    Karl Marx (1818-1883) was an influential philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary organizer of the International Workingmen's Association. While Marx addressed a wide range of issues, he is most famous for his analysis of history in terms of class struggles, summed up in the opening line of the introduction to the Communist Manifesto: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle." Canvas, 19th century.


    Nicolas Copernicus, 1575. Inscription: "Clarissiums et Doctissimus Doctor Nicolai Copernicus ... Astronomus Incomparabilis"


    "Les Bronzes de la Couronne" comprise bronze sculptures mainly collected by and presented to Louis XIVth. Astronomy - Venus Urania,after a model by Giambologna. H: 39,7 cm No.66 of the original royal inventory.


    The physician. Oil on oakwood (1653) 49.3 x 36.6 cm Inv. 592


    Johann Kleberger, (1486-1546) son-in-law of humanist Wilhelm Pirkheimer. In the upper left the Zodiak- sign of Leo. Painted 1526. Limewood, 37 x 36,6 cm Inv. 850


    El Lazarillo de Tormes, 1808-1810 Canvas


    Saint Louis soignant les malades - Saint Louis tends to the sick.Painted for the Abbey of Marmoutiers,near Tours,France. Canvas, 192 x 126 cm


    The birth of Rustam Shahnama. 1580-1600 I.O. ISLAMIC 3540, f.54


    Planisphere Atlas Coelestis. Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas U Amsterdam, Apud J. Janssonium, 1660 Maps.C.6.c.2 after page 22


    Burial chamber of an adolescent male lying in a bed of red ochre with a large number of grave goods, nicknamed "Il Principe" ("The Prince"). From the archaeological site of Arene Candide on the Ligurian coast near Savona, Italy. Dated to the Upper Paleolithic (Gravettian) period.


    Map of Pacific Ocean with New Guinea and South America showing Magellan's ship Victoria from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum ("Theatre of the World") is considered to be the first true modern atlas. Written by Abraham Ortelius and originally printed on May 20, 1570, in Antwerp, it consisted of a collection of uniform map sheets and sustaining text bound to form a book for which copper printing plates were specifically engraved.

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    The pharmacy. Engraving; 1838.


    Michael Faraday (1791-1867, British physicist and chemist) in his laboratory.


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