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The Scientific Revolution Revisited

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Mikuláš Teich

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11. Image of heliocentric model from Nicolaus Copernicus’ De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (c. 1543). Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Copernican_heliocentrism.jpg 13

22. Palaeolithic painting, Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave (southern France), c. 32,000-30,000 BP.
Wikimedia Commons,
http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Etologic_horse_study,_Chauvet_cave.jpg 17

33. The Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj) in Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic. © BrokenSphere/Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Prague_Orloj_1.JPG 34

44. Portrait of Nicolaus of Cusa wearing a cardinal’s hat, in Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg Chronicle (1493). Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Cusanus_schedel_chronicle.jpg 39

55. Georg Ernst Stahl. Line engraving (1715). Wellcome Trust, http://wellcomeimages.org/​indexplus/​image/​L0008079.html 40

66. Portrait of Robert Boyle by Johann Kerseboom (c. 1689). Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Robert_Boyle_0001.jpg 49

77. View from above of Gresham College, London, as it was in the eighteenth century. By unknown artist, after an illustration in John Ward, Lives of the Professors of Gresham College (1740). Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:PSM_V81_D316_Old_gresham_college.png 56

88. Portrait of an old man thought to be Comenius (c. 1661) by Rembrandt. Florence, Uffizi Gallery. Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Portrait_of_an_Old_Man,_Rembrandt.jpg 59

99. Spherical burning mirror by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (1786). Collection of Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Zwinger), Dresden, Germany. Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Spherical_burning_mirror,_Ehrenfried_Walther_von_Tschirnhaus,_Kieslingswalde_(today_Slawonice,_Poland),_1786,_copper_-_Mathematisch-Physikalischer_Salon,_Dresden_-_DSC08142.JPG 65

1010. Title page of New Atlantis in the second edition of Francis Bacon’s Sylva sylvarum: or A naturall historie. In ten centuries (London: William Lee at the Turks, 1628). Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Bacon_1628_New_Atlantis_title_page.png 75

1111. A diagrammatic section of the human brain by René Descartes, in his Treatise of Man (1664). Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Descartes_brain_section.png 80

1212. A page from Song Dynasty (960-1279), printed book of the I Ching (Yi Jing), Classic of Changes or Book of Changes. National Central Library, Taipei City, Taiwan. Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:I_Ching_Song_Dynasty_print.jpg 89

1313. Zheng He’s Treasure Ship. Model at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Zheng_He%27s_Treasure_Ship_1.jpg 94

1414. David Gans, Ptolemaic cosmological diagram (planetary circles surrounded by Zodiac constellations) in Hebrew, from his Nechmad V’Naim (1743). Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Galgalim_gans.JPG 106

1515. Emperor Franz Stephan (sitting) together with his natural science advisors. From left to right: Gerard van Swieten, Johann Ritter von Baillou (naturalist), Valentin Jamerai Duval (numismatist) and Abbé Johann Marcy (Director of the Physical Mathematical Cabinet). Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:Kaiserbild_Naturhistorisches_Museum_cropped.jpg 112

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