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A classical courtyard filled with natural philosophers, scientists and artists. Engraving after S. Le Clerc.

Le Clerc, Sébastien, 1637-1714.

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The courtyard contains scenes of debate over astronomical maps, geometrical diagrams, globes and heraldry. On the right, musical instruments mingle with technology. On the left the skeleton of a stag hangs from the ceiling. A balloon floats in the air. In the distance, Adam and Eve point and name the animals; three pyramids line the horizon

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1 print : line engraving ; platemark 25.4 x 19.8 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26182i



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