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    Philosophy (Philosophia). The four heads of the winds in the corners represent the four elements and temperaments: above on the left: Fire and the Choleric temperament, above on the right: Air and the Sanguine temperament, below on the left: Earth and Melancholy, below on the right: Water and the Phlegmatic temperament. (Illustration to Conradi Celtes... quatuor libri amorum - Conrad Celtes: Four books on Love (Amores), printed for the Sodalitas Celtica, Nuremberg, 5 April 1502.) Woodcut, 219 x 148mm. (fol. A6v.) (monogrammed)


    Tablet of accounts with impression from a cylinder seal Inscription with a series of numbers from Susa, Iran (2900 BCE, Proto-Elamite) 21 x 26.7 cm Sb 2801


    The "Virgin of Jeanne d'Evreux", a gift to the Abbey of St.Denis by Queen Jeanne, widow of King Charles IVth. Gilt silver, cristal fleurs-de-lys, 1339. Inscription: "Ceste Ymage donna Ceans Madame la Royne Jehanne." Stele:69 cm, Madonna: 55 cm MR 324 419

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    Galenus and pupils. 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


    Frontispice of the "Description des Pays"by Gilles Le Bouvier, illuminated by Jean Perreal (?).Coat of arms French kings;Order of St.Michel;helmet;crown; battle-cry of French kings:"Montjoye Saint Denis". folio D verso FR 5783


    Recit du Tournoi du Roi Renee a Saumur en 1446 Nommee "Pas du Perron", 1470-1480.French,Paper,36 x 27 cm, 48 pages.The count of Tancarville defies the defending party by hitting their coat of arms with his lance. His caparison shows the colours of the attackers.Fol.9


    Italian steel buckler with niello tracery and gilding. The buckler was grasped from behind by a riveted crossbar. The shield has the Venetian republic's Lion of St. Mark at the top of the rim, and a Venetian family's coat of arms.


    Ceremonial hall of the Hradschin. On the table the first edition of Kepler's "Astronomia nova" which was dedicated to Emperor Rudolf II, whose portrait is on the wall in the background.


    Alchemist's medal, a present to Emperor Leopold I from the alchemist and "gold-maker" Johann Wenzel Seyler von Reinburg, who hoped to secure the Emperor's patronage. Portraits of members of the Habsburg family, Leopold I in center. Gold-silver alloy, 37.5x 30 cm, Vienna 1677


    Daedalus and Icarus. Illustration to The Mirror of the True Rhetoric (Marcus Tullius Cicero and others: Spiegel der waren Rhetoric). Printed by Friedrich Riederer, Freiburg im Breisgau, 11 December 1493. Woodcut, 146 x 187mm. (fol. LXIr.)

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    The cure for folly. A satire on medieval charlatans and quack doctors who claimed to cure madness by extracting a stone from the person's forehead. Wood, 48 x 35 cm Inv. 256

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    (after Le Brun).Colbert presente a Louis XIV les membres de l'Academie Royale des Sciences - Louis XIV establishes the Academy of Science, Colbert presents the members. Canvas, 348 x 590 cm


    Europe 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. Detail of 03-08-03/7.

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    Royal game of the 24 squares of Ur. Geometrical game board and chips with shells, bone, lapis lazuli, and red limestone from a royal cemetery in Ur, Mesopotamia WA 120834

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    Physician and surgical instruments. Initiation relief (3rd-1st BCE).


    Prince Rurik Rostislavich and his allies, the prince of Tchernigov and the Coumans, take and plunder Kiev (1203). From the Radziwill Chronicle, an early history of Russia, from the legendary beginnings to the 13th. Page 238, 612 miniatures, 15th


    Coats-of-arms (death-shield) of Simon de Lalaing, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece.


    In 1785,Louis XVI gives instructions to Jean Francois de Galaup,comte de La Perouse,naval officer and explorer.Towards the end of a world cruise with a staff of scientists,La Perouse and his crew were killed by natives on Vanikoro Island in the Hebrides.


    Pharmacist selling ointment and medicine. Part of a marble capital; late 12th century


    The constellations.From "Phenomenes d'Aratus" Ms.188,folio 20,France, around 1000.


    Minerva and Saturn protect Art and Science from envy and lies. 1644 Canvas, 146 x 202 cm Inv. 1136


    Emperor Maximilian I (1466-1536). Oil on limewood (1519) 74 x 61.5 cm Inv. 825


    Celestial globe from Isfahan,Iran. Incised bronze.

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    Copernican system - With the Sun, not the Earth at the centre of the solar system. The observed motions of the planets are described in terms of a complex set of circular orbits around the sun, this explaination later being replaced with the more elegant system of eliptical orbits. Atlas Coelestis. 'Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et novus, totius universi creati Cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens ... Studio et labore Andreae Cellarii, etc' by Andreas Cellarius. Amsterdam, Apud J. Janssonium, 1660. Shelfmark: Maps.C.6.c.2 Page Folio Number: after 22


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