Heck's Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science (Dover Pictorial Archive, Vol. 3)
J. G. Heck
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Based on J. G. Heck's Bilder Atlas zum Convenations Lexicon, published in German in the nineteenth century, the Iconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art was a monumental six-volume compilation of illustrations and information, covering an enormous range of subjects, from architecture to zoology. Among its most remarkable features were the thousands of superb steel engravings, comprising one of the most extensive pictorial archives ever published in a single work.
The present book, one of three separate and independent volumes based on the rare original American edition of 1851, is devoted to nature and science. Over 170 beautifully reproduced plates contain thousands of illustrations depicting an extraordinary array of subjects: mathematical and geometrical problems; surveying instruments, astronomical maps, and instruments; planetary systems according to Ptolemy, the Egyptians, Copernicus, and others; positions of the planets; botanical illutrations of scores of plants — including seed pods, fruits, and other parts; physical and meteorological illustration demonstrating many laws and principles; numerous types of physical and chemical apparatus; animals, minerals, fossils, geological formations; human anatomy; and many other images. A descriptive table of contents is keyed to numbered illustrations on each plate.
Artists, illustrators, and anyone in need of precisely rendered, royalty-free science or nature illustrations will welcome this practically inexhaustible wealth of immediately usable art.
Figs. 7. Erythronium dens canis, dog’s tooth Figs. 8. Agave americana, century plant Figs. 9. Phormium tenax, New Zealand flax Figs. 10. Scilla maritima, squill PLATE 58, 59. Fig. 1. Amaryllis formosissima, daffodillily Figs. 2. Narcissus pseudo-narcissus, daffodil Figs. 3. Crocus sativus, saffron Figs. 4. Iris germanica, iris Figs. 5. Musa paradisiaca, plantain Figs. 6. Curcuma zedoaria, turmeric Figs. 7. Zingiber officinale, ginger Figs. 8. Vanilla aromatica, vanilla Figs. 9.
Nymphæa lotus Figs. 10. Aristolochia clematis, birthwort Figs. 11. Aristolochia sipho, Dutchman’s pipe Figs. 12. Aristolochia serpentaria, Virginia snake root Figs. 13. Elæagnus angustifolia Figs. 14. Daphne mezereum, mezereon Figs. 15. Camphora officinarum, camphor tree Figs. 16. Cinnamomum zeylanicum, cinnamon tree, Figs. 17. Laurus nobilis, victor’s laurel Figs. 18. Cinnamomum cassia, cassia tree PLATE 60, 61. Fig. 1. Protea speciosa, sugar-bush Figs. 2. Banksia serrata Figs. 3.
officinalis, soapwort Figs. 13. Camellia japonica, camelia PLATE 69. Fig. 1. Sedum acre, stone crop Figs. 2. Saxifraga granulata, stone-break Figs. 3. Cereus hexagonus, six-edged cactus Figs. 4. Tamarix germanica, tamarisk Fig. 5. Mesembryanthemum rubrocinctum, fig-marigold Figs. 6. Œnothera biennis, evening primrose Figs. 7. Epilobium angustifolium, willow-herb Figs. 8. Santalum myrtifolium Figs. 9. Melaleuca cajeput, cajeput tree Figs. 10. Melaleuca fulgens, fiery cajeput Figs. 11.
www.doverpublications.com/green Copyright Copyright © 1994 by Dover Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Bibliographical Note This Dover edition, first published in 1994, contains the complete sections “Mathematics and Astronomy,” “Physics and Meteorology,” “Chemistry, Minerology, and Geology,” “Botany,” “Anthropology and Surgery” and “Technology” (176 plates) and the accompanying descriptive contents of the plates from the Iconographic Encyclopœdia of Science, Literature, and Art.
action of terrestrial magnetism on horizontal currents Figs. 4. Action of parallel currents upon each other Figs. 5, 6. Apparatus to show the action of crossing currents upon each other Figs. 7. App’s for determining the plane of the terrestrial currents Figs. 8. Declination spiral wire Figs. 9, 10. Ampère’s apparatus for explaining the rotation of the magnet Figs. 11. Thermo-electric currents Figs. 12. Thermo-electric multiplier Figs. 13. Apparatus to show the development of electricity