Figure with quadrant, c 1503.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
From the book of Astonomy, part of 'Margarita Philosophica' (printed 1503) by Gregor Reisch (467?- 1525). Margarita Philosophica is divided into twelve 'books'. These are: the Sciences of Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric, Arithmetic, Music, Geometry, Astronomy, Principles of Natural Philosophy, Origin of Natural Objects, Psychology, Logic and Ethics. Hand-coloured wood-cut.