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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Title page.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Johannes Godefridus, patron of Johann Zahn.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Ptolemaic view of the earth-centered cosmos.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Religious depiction of the creation of the Universe.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Depiction of the spiritual world Mundus II, universe as shown by the stars and planets Mundus III, and the Earth Mundus IV.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Three competing views of the Universe - the Ptolemaic earth-centered view; the Copernican sun-centered view; and an earth-centered view of Tycho Brahe.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A view of the surface of the moon.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A lunar calendar.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A representation of the surface of the sun.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Partial eclipse of the sun
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Phases of Venus.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Observations of Mars.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Observations of Saturn and its rings.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Constellations of the southern hemisphere.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Constellations of the northern hemisphere.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Portolan style chart of the Mediterranean Sea.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Aspects of a comet relative to the sun.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A chronoscope or universal calendar.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Apparently relating weather prognostication to the zodiacal sign.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Uncertain of the meaning of these images. Figure 3 shows 4 horses pulling a wagon-load of hay throught the sky.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A wind rose with the names of the various winds.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A great flood upon the Earth.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Various solar optical phenomena.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Wind boys blowing from 32 points of the compass. Title page of Volume II.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Otto Philippus Guttenberg dedicatee of this volume.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A Rennaissance view of the interior of the Earth including crust, mantle, and core. Also volcanic conduits are leading to the surface. This is fairly close to a modern conceptual view of the Earth's interior determined by geophysical methods.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Map of the Western Hemisphere including California as an island, no Alaska, and minimal view of eastern Asia.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Map of the Eastern Hemisphere including Europe, Asia, and Africa as well as a good outline of most of Australia. No attempt is made to imagine a southern continent.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Depiction of three volcanoes: Etna on Sicily, Vesuvius near Naples, and Hecla on Iceland.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Lake Cerknica in Slovenia, hot springs in the vicinity of Vesuvius, and a depiction of the source of hot springs.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Diagram of mining operations.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Fire destroying a town possibly after an earthquake.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Portolan style map of the world showing Baja California as a peninsula. This map is also an early attempt to depict oceanic currents. As a thematic map, it pre-dates Edmond Halley's map of magnetic variation.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A storm at sea with a sailing ship in great danger of wrecking on the rocks.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Volcanic eruption with accompanying earthquake.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Think twice before eating your veggies.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A variety of plants
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Blurring the line between the animal and vegetable world.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A rational depiction of many types of animals with the exception of the giraffe, fanged turtle, unicorn, and reptile-headed dog. The rhinoceros is a little strange also.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A recognizable cheetah or leopard, a unicorn, and a very strange demon herding lemmings or some other small animal.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A rational depiction of many types of birdswith at least one bat.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Chickens and gryphons. Actually some species of eagles are large enough to attack and carry off young lambs.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Good depictions of certain types of fish and crustaceans, a bad whale, and whate appears to be a very bad penguin.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. These animals could ruin a day of recreational swimming.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. A big mean constrictors attacking a cow while a human dispatches his brother snake. A skinny hungry snake slithers by in the foreground. A king cobra with hood display while a human is clubbing an unsuspecting snake to death.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Many types of vermin including small snakes, insects, snails, flies, and spiders. Oddly a seahorse, brittle star, copepod and holothurian are included in this menagery of bugs, snakes and snails of various types.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Historical views of the physical and mathematical world. Volume III.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Volume III is dedicated to Bishop Carolus Sigismundus of Bamberg.
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Possibly diagram of life cycle
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"Specula physico-mathematico-historica...." by Johann Zahn, 1696. Library Call No. Q155 .Z33 1696. Some bad creatures.

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