Plantin Moretus Museum
post again when I find my way back to the complete work.
I think it was at the Library of Congress but..?
A Portuguese anonymous handpainted series of 25
maps covering most known areas of the world in ~1555
at the National Maritime Museum in UK.
April 2006 sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of English engineering superstar from the victorian era, Isambard Kingdom Brunel (thumbnail gallery). The image here entitled The Paddle Engine Room of the "Great Eastern" is from The Illustrated London News, September 1859.
Gaguinus, Robertus; Ed. Jodocus Badius Ascensius
~1500. somewhere in the Herzog August Bibliothek.
Idea magazine for lovers of gardens, English plants
and for owners of landguetern 1797 (ebay)
the planets from the Sun in the Copernican System.
The above 2 images are from the Fantastic in Art and Fiction website at Cornell University.
E Zimmerman 1783 somewhere in Braunschwieg University Library.
Click the images for full size or near full size versions. Just a motley bunch collected while fossicking. That unborn elephant image is particularly amazing.