The King James Version of the Bible is well-known, but it’s remarkable that King James VI and I was also the author of a book on daemonology and witchcraft, and more precisely on how to conduct witch hunting. The influence of this book, combined with Jean Bodin's Demonomania, started the great witch craze of the XVIIth century where countless women were executed for commerce with the devil.
Newton for ladies
Proust’s petit pan de mur jaune, at the edge of Vermeer’s View of Delft.
Devanagari characters, from China monumentis qua sacris qua profanis, nec non variis naturae et artis spectaculis, by Athanasius Kircher, Amsterdam, 1667.
Map of India, Paris, 1683 (from Description de l’Univers by Alain Manesson Mallet)