A marine horse, from a map of Island published in 1600 by Abraham Ortelius
Tractatus de lumine, by René Descartes — illustration from a posthumous publication of Descartes’ scientific works in Amsterdam, 1701.
Varia Opera Mathematica d. Petri (Pierre) de Fermat.
No white American ever thinks that any other race is wholly civilized until he wears the white man’s clothes, eats the white man’s food, speaks the white man’s language, and professes the white man’s religion.
Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery
Marie-Antoinette as a harpy, trampling on the Constitution and the Declaration of Human Rights (1792).
Champ de Mars - Trocadéro: map of the Universal Exposition in Paris, 1900
A dragon. Drawing by Victor Hugo, 1864