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  • Copernicus' celestial spheres

    Book Created date: 1515-32

    Since the time of Aristotle in the 5th century BCE, western learning advocated that heavenly bodies revolved around the...

  • Gutenberg Bible

    Printed Book

    Johann Gutenberg’s Bible is probably the most famous Bible in the world. It is the earliest full-scale work printed in E...

  • View of London in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is a contemporary image of the London in which Shakespeare lived and worked for much of his life. As we can see, it...

  • View of Venice in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is a beautifully hand-coloured view of 16th-century Venice – the setting for two of Shakespeare’s plays, The Mercha...

  • Views of Wittenberg and Elsinore in Civitates Orbi...

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    These beautifully hand-coloured views show key locations in Hamlet – one bird’s-eye view of the German university city o...