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“Traitant de la Fabrique des Orgues,” from Salomon de Caus, Les raisons des forces mouvantes, 1615.
Zhang Zeduan, Qingming shanghe tu 清明上河圖 (The opening of the river during the third month, or: Upstream through the ordered realm). Ink and color on silk, 12th century. The Palace Museum, Beijing.
Tibetan Globe
The earliest recording of "making the peak(s) of Mount South as the Front Gate (of the city)"
Opelt Siren—cardboard model produced by Rudolf Koenig, from Harvard University’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.

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Department I | Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge

Department II | Ideals and Practices of Rationality

MPG Minerva Research Group | Reading and Writing Nature in Early Modern Europe

Max Planck Research Program | History of the Max Planck Society

TOPOI Junior Research Group | Between Knowledge and Innovation: the Unequal-Armed Balance