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  • Newspaper
    Red Star.

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  • Newspaper
    Red Miner.
    • Date: 1939
  • Book/Printed Material
    Chong ke li ti lue
    重刻曆體略
    This work originally was written by Wang Yingming (died 1614) and was thought to be the first work of a Chinese scholar influenced by Western learning, as Wang was greatly influenced by Li Zhizao (1565--1630), the official and scholar who undertook the translation of several works by European Jesuit missionaries to China. The manuscript was completed in 1612. It was first published by Wang's...
    • Contributor: Qian, Mingyin, Circa 17th Century - Zhao, Shichun - Wang, Yang - Weng, Hanlin - Tu, Xiangmei - Wang, Yingming, 1614 - Wang, Yueyu
    • Date: 1646
  • Book/Printed Material
    The Celestial Threads. Yazep Drazdovich (1888--1954), a versatile figure in the history of Belarusian culture, worked in different areas of art as a painter, sculptor, ethnographer, archeologist, and teacher. One of the founders of the school of national historical painting, he was called a Belarusian Leonardo Da Vinci and a Belarusian Tsiolkovskii (after the Russian and Soviet scientist and pioneer of astronautics). Drazdovich's passionate desire to unlock...
    • Contributor: Drazdovich, I︠a︡zėp Nartsyzavich
    • Date: 1931
    • Resource: - 28 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Tian xiang xuan ji ba juan
    天象玄机 八卷
    The compiler of this work was Yao Guangxiao (1335-1419). His preface, dated 1406 and headed "Yao Guangxiao, Senior Buddhist Patriarch, Junior Preceptor of the Heir Apparent and Duke of Rongguo," recounts the origin and process of the work's compilation. Yao Guangxiao, Buddhist name Daoyan, courtesy name Sidao, style names Du'an Laoren and Taoxuzi, was a native of Changzhou Xian (present-day Suzhou, Jiangsu), and an...
    • Contributor: Yao, Guangxiao
    • Date: 1406
  • Book/Printed Material
    A Description of the Celestial Sphere and the Planets.
    Spherae coelestis et planetarum descriptio
    Spherae coelestis et planetarum descriptio (A description of the celestial sphere and the planets) is the most famous astrological manuscript of the Renaissance. It is made up of 15 full-page miniatures representing the seven planets together with their constellations and representations of their influence on human activities. The rhymed texts that accompany the miniatures function as captions and are in Gothic script. The creator...
    • Contributor: Alfonso I D'este, Duke of Ferrara - De Predis, Cristoforo
    • Date: 1491
    • Resource: - 40 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    The Mirror of the World.
    Image du Monde
    This manuscript, which is dated in a colophon to 1489, is one of the three known 15th-century copies of a rare vernacular cosmography originally composed in verse under the title Image du Monde (The mirror of the world) in the dialect of Lorraine circa 1245-46. The manuscript provides descriptions of the seven liberal arts, along with astronomical theories, especially about the earth, the creatures...
    • Contributor: Vrelant, Guillaume, 1481
    • Date: 1489
    • Resource: - 293 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Green Emerald and Red Ruby. ʻAbd al-ʻAziz ibn Ahmad Qurashi was a prolific Indian author of the early 19th century. He composed works on Qur'anic exegesis, hadith, and medicine. Zumurrud akhḍar wa yāqūt aḥmar (Green emerald and red ruby) is one of ʻAbd al-ʻAziz's medical works. The author starts with afflictions of the brain and related therapies. He then proceeds to afflictions of the eyes, the ears, and organs...
    • Contributor: Qurashi, ʻabd Al-ʻaziz Ibn Ahmad, Flourished 19th Century
    • Date: 1883
    • Resource: - 140 pages

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Semenniki red'ki.
    Семенники редьки.
    The commemorative album "Soviet Narym: Opening of the West-Siberian North by Labor Settlers, 1930-36" contains statistical, narrative, cartographic, and illustrated materials relating to the people who were forcibly settled in the Narym region by the Soviet authorities in the 1930s. The album, compiled in 1936 by the secret police of West Siberia as the result of a government investigation, sought to document for Moscow...
  • Book/Printed Material
    Works of Galileo Galilei, Part 3, Volume 5, Astronomy: Observations and Related Calculations about the Medicean Planets.
    Osservazioni e calcoli relativi ai Pianeti Medicei
    This manuscript contains observations and calculations made by the Italian scientist and mathematician Galileo Galilei (1564--1642) on the so-called Medicean Planets-the satellites rotating around the planet Jupiter that Galileo discovered using the powerful telescope he invented and built in late 1609. Galileo made these notes in the course of his intense astronomical studies of early 1610, when he was in the last months of...
    • Contributor: Galilei, Galileo - Castelli, Benedetto
    • Date: 1610
    • Resource: - 193 pages

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  • Map
    Arabia, the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. This map of the Arabian Peninsula shows international borders, caravan routes, and important cities and towns. British possessions, including the port of Aden and the island of Socotra (ʻAdan and Suquṭrā, both part of present-day Yemen), are indicated by the pink coloring. The old Qatari cities of El Bedaa and Zabara (present-day Al Bida and Al Zabara) are shown. The map appeared as plate...
    • Contributor: Blackie, W. G. (Walter Graham) - Weller, Edward, 1884
    • Date: 1870
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Book/Printed Material
    The System of Saturn.
    Systema Saturnium
    Christiaan Huygens (1629--95) was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, into a prominent Dutch family. Unlike his grandfather, father, and brother who all served as secretaries and diplomats to the ruling house of Orange, Huygens dedicated himself to science and mathematics. He published three mathematical books, produced a manuscript on hydrostatics, wrote a work on the collision of elastic bodies, did research on centrifugal...
    • Contributor: Huygens, Christiaan
    • Date: 1659
    • Resource: - 110 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Rhymes of a Red cross man Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. Title in red and black within decorative border. LAC seg 2022-02-14 update (1 card)
    • Contributor: Service, Robert W. (Robert William) - Woodrow Wilson Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
    • Resource: - 202 pages

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Tian wen bei kao
    天文備考
    This handwritten copy of Tian wen bei kao (Guide to astronomy) was made in 1790 by Pingbo, whose seals are on the cover of the first of the two juan. No other information on the copyist is available. Juan one is a collection of texts taken from Xing jing (Star manual) by Shi Shen (circa 350 BC), Tian wen xing zhan (Astronomic star observation)...

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Red Cross Crossroads.
    Carrefour de la Croixrouge
    The Franco-Prussian War was brought about by rising tensions between France and Prussia in the 1860s. France, under Emperor Napoleon III, was determined to check the growth of Prussian power and avenge what it saw as a series of diplomatic humiliations. Prussia, under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, believed that a Prussian-led war of the German states against France would be a decisive act leading...
    • Contributor: Braquehais, Bruno
    • Date: 1870
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Arabian Gulf or Red Sea.
    Golfe Arabique ou Mer Rouge
    This map, "Golfe Arabique ou Mer Rouge" (Arabian Gulf or Red Sea), by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville was published in Paris in 1765. It is a very large copperplate engraved map of the Red Sea showing shorelines, islands, cities and settlements, roads, ports and anchorages, and shoals and sandbanks from Suez to the southern tip of Yemen. Four insets show the port of Giddah...
    • Contributor: Anville, Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon D
    • Date: 1765
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lhasa, Potala Palace and Marpori (Red Mountain) from the West. This view of Potala (the palace of the Dalai Lama) and Marpori (red mountain), seen here from the west, is from a collection of 50 photographs of central Tibet acquired in 1904 from the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in Saint Petersburg by the American Geographical Society. In the 1901 article, "Lhasa," T.H. Holdich writes: "Religious worship of the great gods has, the world over,...
    • Contributor: Norzunov, Ovshe M. - Tsybikov, G. Ts. (Gonbochzhab Tsebekovich)
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lhasa, Marpori (Red Mountain) and Potala from the South-Southeast.
    Lhasa, Marpori (Red Mountain) and Potala from SSE
    This photograph shows Marpori (red mountain) and Potala, the palace of the Dalai Lama, in Lhasa, viewed from the south-southeast. It is from a collection of 50 photographs of central Tibet acquired in 1904 from the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in Saint Petersburg by the American Geographical Society. In the 1901 article "Lhasa," T.H. Holdich writes: "Potala derives its chief interest from the fact...
    • Contributor: Norzunov, Ovshe M. - Tsybikov, G. Ts. (Gonbochzhab Tsebekovich)
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Book/Printed Material
    Voyages and travels in India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt, in the years 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806. George Annesley, second Earl of Mountnorris (1770-1844), was a British aristocrat who, in 1802-06, undertook an extensive tour of parts of Asia and Africa. He was accompanied by Henry Salt (1780-1827), a trained artist who served as his secretary and draftsman. Mountnorris published this three-volume account of his travels upon his return to Britain, under the name Viscount Valentia, the title by which he...
    • Contributor: Mountnorris, George Annesley
    • Date: 1809
  • Book/Printed Material
    The Three Books on Alchemy by Geber, the Great Philosopher and Alchemist.
    Geberi philosophi ac alchimistae maximi De alchimia libri tres eiusdem liber investigationis perfecti magisterij, artis alchimicae
    Jābir ibn Hayyan (also known by his Latinized name Geber, circa 721--815) was a contemporary of the first Abbasids, who ruled circa 750--800, and one of the principal proponents of alchemy in the early Islamic period. The earliest biography of Jābir, in al-Fihrist, was written in the tenth century by Ibn al-Nadīm, a scholar and bibliographer living in Baghdad. It contains a fair number...
    • Contributor: Jābir Ibn Ḥayyān - Grüninger, Johann, 1532
    • Date: 1531
    • Resource: - 65 pages

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    Astronomical and Physical Observations Made in the Realm of Peru.
    Observaciones astronómicas, y phisicas hechas de orden de S. Mag en los reinos del Perù
    Jorge Juan y Santacilia (1713-73) was born in Alicante, Valencia. A humanist, naval engineer, and scientist, he was one of the most prominent scholars of the Spanish Enlightenment. A versatile man who promoted Enlightenment ideas in Spain, he enjoyed prestige throughout Europe, where he was known as "the learned Spaniard." His observations led to improvements in the metric system and helped to determine the...
    • Contributor: Palomino, Juan Bernabé - Juan, Jorge - Ulloa, Antonio De - Fuente, Vicente De La, Active 1748
    • Date: 1748
    • Resource: - 443 pages

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  • Map
    A map of the land abt. Red Stone and Fort Pitt, "This pen-and-ink manuscript map contains several handwritten annotations by George Washington. A note on the back in Washington's hand reads: "A map of the land abt. Red Stone and Fort Pitt, given to me by Cap. Crawfd." Washington's annotations on the map itself indicate place-names, the boundaries of large tracts of land, and the initials of their owners. The map covers the watershed of...
    • Contributor: Crawford, William - Washington, George
    • Date: 1780
  • Map
    Map of the Red Sea from Mocha to Jeddah.
    Carte de la Mer Rouge depuis Moka jusqu'à Gedda
    This large and detailed nautical chart of the southern half of the Red Sea, with depth soundings, rhumb lines, and profiles of the coastal hills, dates from 1775. It includes three map insets with views of Shake Omare, Goofs, and Gedan near the important port of Jeddah. One of its distinctive features is its unusual alignment, with Moka (present-day Mocha, Yemen) shown at top...
    • Contributor: Après De Mannevillette, Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis D
    • Date: 1775
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Earth, as Seen by Astronauts Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmidt from Apollo 17. The Apollo 17 mission, which took place December 7-19, 1972, was the last of the missions to the moon carried out in the late 1960s and early 1970s by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald B. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt undertook the mission, which lasted 12 days, 13 hours, and 52 minutes and included a lunar...
  • Book/Printed Material
    Yuan jing shui
    遠鏡說
    The author of the work was Tang Ruowang (Chinese name of Johann Adam Schall von Bell, 1592--1666), the German Jesuit missionary, who, together with Jin Nige (Nicolas Trigault, 1577--1628), arrived in China in 1622. After studying Chinese in Beijing, Schall was sent on mission to Xi'an. He returned to Bejing in 1630 to continue the work of Deng Yuhan (Johannes Terentius, 1576--1630), the Swiss...
    • Contributor: Wu, Shenglan - Schall Von Bell, Johann Adam
    • Date: 1796