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Plans and Diagrams
Plans and Diagrams
The ground-plan of the Reading Room at the British Museum (now the British Library)
The Green Dragon Tavern in Boston's North End, where the Boston Tea Party was
Writing and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, illustrating the theory that the earth
Charles Augustin de Coulomb's invention of the torsion balance, the inauguration
A reconstruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Dur Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad)
Pen and ink studies of the human spinal column by Leonardo da Vinci, c1510-11.
Patent drawing for Thomas Crapper's sanitary innovation, the 'Water Waste Preventer
Modern diagram of the cross section of Filippo Brunelleschi's dome for the Cathedral
The ancient city of Jerusalem, with Solomon's Temple in the center. Lithograph, c1851.
Lines of San Francisco 2-masted scow schooner 'Robbie Hunter,' built in 1870.
'The Way Back.' American cartoon by D.R. Fitzpatrick, 1947, on the Marshall Plan
Kondo (Main Hall) at the Horyuji at Nara, section.
Figuration of Aquarius (water-bearer), Pisces Australis (southern fish) and Ballon Aerostatique
Diagram of Gustave Trouve's ornithopter, which was powered by an internal combustion engine
Airship invented by Jean Pierre Francois Blanchard in the 18th century.
Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci of an ornithopter with pilot, and a life-preserver.
Plan of a flying machine. Line engraving, 18th century.
Prone ornithopter, with both legs moving together, and wings hand operated on the up stroke
Design for a flying machine wing operated by a spring.
Design for flying machine with human operator.
A bird's wing and the action of the tendons in flight. Drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.
Wing-testing rig on scales, for an ornithopter wing. Drawing, c1485, by Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of a wing-testing rig for an ornithopter wing, 1486-1490.
Sketch of a semi-prone ornithopter, showing gear train, and cog-pedal transmission
Leonardo da Vinci's drawing, c1487, of a prone ornithopter with pilot's legs
Drawing, c1486-90, of a standing ornithopter
Drawing, c1510-1515, of a falling-leaf glider, showing a series of descent positions
Drawing, c1486-90, of a helical-screw helicopter.
Airship patented by B.F. Barnes of Circleville, Ohio, in 1892
Sir George Cayley (1773-1857). English pioneer of aviation
Sir George Cayley (1773-1857), English pioneer of aviation
Diagram of Thomas Walker's ornithopter.
Plan for a flying machine, similar to a present-day helicopter.
Sketch of a parachute, c1485, by Leonardo da Vinci.
Sketch, 1901, by Orville and Wilbur Wright for a wind tunnel.
Proposed plan for reaching the North Pole by balloon
A sketch for a parachute, 1784, from a letter by the Marquis de Brantes to Joseph
A Wright Brothers biplane in flight. Drawing, 1903.
Zodiac chart incorporating late 15th century woodcut zodiacal signs.
The fifth plate of the muscles. Woodcut from the second book of Andreas Vesalius'
Dissection of the brain (fig. 8). Woodcut from the seventh book of Andreas Vesalius'
Leonardo da Vinci. Flying machine.
(1642-1727). English physicist and mathematician
A 37 year calendar published by J. Bussemecher at Cologne.
Schematic view of James Watt's (1736-1819), rotative beam steam engine of 1788.
Designs for chairs in the Chinese manner by Thomas Chippendale, 1753.
Sample line graph depicting changes in stock prices, displayed on an Apple II computer
A Ptolemaic, or pre-Copernican, conception of the universe, with the Earth at the center
The Marquis de Montcalm's attack on Fort William Henry, Lake George, New York, 4-9 August 1757
The third position of the hands in the making of a single or plain mesh filet lace.
ROMAN JULIAN CALENDAR.
Plan of Tenochtitlan (site of modern Mexico City) at the time of the Spanish Conquest
Fort Frederick at Albany, New York. Line engraving, 1763.
Drawings used to illustrate German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich's theory of how
Lines of the square-topsail coasting schooners 'Arrowsic' and 'Eagle
Leonardo da Vinci's drawing for military hardware, including machine gun.
Plan by George Washington for an expedition led by General John Forbes during the French
Leonardo da Vinci's diagram of a typographical press with automatic page-feeder
American phrenological chart, c1870.
Wood engraving, English, 1860.
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