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Captain Cook’s drawing of his observation of the 1769 Transit of Venus, an essential part of the first worldwide scientific collaboration of its kind.

British explorer Captain Cook sketched the historic transit of Venus - from Tahiti in 1769

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Ch Zenith, and its counterpart, nadir, are Arabic terms. This pic - Ornate manuscript illumination showing celestial spheres, with angels turning cranks at the axis of the starry sphere

Scheme of the constellations of the northern sky (detail), by an unknown artist for Lambert of St. Omer’s Liber Floridus, 1460

Scheme of the constellations of the northern sky (detail), by an unknown artist for Lambert of St. Omer’s Liber Floridus, 1460

Theodore de Mayerne, experiments with pigments, Sloane MS 2052, f. 80v. The Mayerne manuscript is a fascinating compilation of writings and observations on painting and the technology and chemistry of art by Sir Theodore de Mayerne (b. 1573, d. 1655).The manuscript contains extensive notes on the preparation of a wide range of colours, taken from a variety of sources, as well as pen sketches of palettes.

Theodore de Mayerne, experiments with pigments, Sloane MS f. The Mayerne manuscript is a fascinating compilation of writings and observations on painting and the technology and chemistry of art by Sir Theodore de Mayerne (b.

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Afbeelding van den weg der planeet Venus Nicholas Ypey, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. A beautiful drawing of the transit of Venus of by Nicholas Ypey.

René Descartes, Drawing of a magnetic field, Principia Philosophiae, 1644

magnetic field illustrations from descartes in musical choreographies from busby berkeley, aleister crowley´s occult i.

John Hawkesworth    Title   A NEW VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY, PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOKE, IN THE SHIP ENDEAVOUR, DRAWN UP FROM HIS OWN JOURNAL, AND FORM THE PAPERS OF JOSEPH BANKS… VOL I (OF 2).    Publisher   NY James Rivington 1774    Seller ID   32872  18th Century; Maritime; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [2], 17, [1], 4, [2], 260p pages; Withal a rare and important American edition of Cook's first voyage. $1495-

John Hawkesworth Title A NEW VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY, PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOKE, IN THE SHIP ENDEAVOUR, DRAWN UP FROM HIS OWN JOURNAL, AND FORM THE PAPERS OF JOSEPH BANKS… VOL I (OF 2). Publisher NY James Rivington 1774 Seller ID 32872 18th Century; Maritime; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [2], 17, [1], 4, [2], 260p pages; Withal a rare and important American edition of Cook's first voyage. $1495-

The new discovery could end a centuries-old maritime mystery.

Legendary Explorer's Long-Lost Ship May Have Been Discovered

Legendary Explorer's Long-Lost Ship May Have Been Found Off Rhode Island

http://www.GraphicDesignNYC.net Tycho Brahe's Sculpture Garden of Scientific Instruments

Mural quadrant (Tycho Brahe Engraving showing Dane Tycho Brahe in his Astronomy Tower. In Tycho Brahe completed a catalogue with the positions of about stars, thanks to the use of sextants and quadrants.

Phases of the Moon by Al-Biruni 973-1048...a "little" ahead of the west. @Tana Bryn, can you use this with the kiddos?

An illustration from al-Biruni's astronomical works, explains the different phases of the moon. Lunar eclipse al-Biruni

Lunar eclipses between 1425 and 1462 [almanac; latin; manuscript]. Northern France, 1425.

Lunar eclipses between 1425 and 1462 — Highlights — Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections — Koninklijke Bibliotheek

museoftragedy:    silent-musings:    luminousinsect: (via bibliodyssey)

Historical and Chronological Description of the Two Stones Which were Discovered in 1790 During the Rebuilding of the Main Plaza in Mexico

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/world/heavens.html

The Heavens - World Treasures: Beginnings

Planisfero tichonico (da Andreas Cellarius, Harmonia macrocosmica seu ...

In the Circle of the Sun at Cross Quarter Day: this Week on the Storyteller's Night Sky

Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, et iconibus artificiosissimis expressio, per universam physices historiam : Opus, cui, in hoc rerum genere, nullum par exstitit /  Title Variants: Alternative: Cabinet de Seba  Alternative: Description exacte des principales curiositez naturelles du magnifique cabinet d'Albert Seba  Alternative: Thesaurus rerum naturalium  By Seba, Albertus, 1665-1736

1 - Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, et iconibus artificiosissimis expressio, per universam physices historiam : - Biodiversity Heritage Library

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