Iconography on Scientific Instruments

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Iconography on Scientific Instruments

in Nuncius



Deborah J. Warner“What is a scientific instrument, when did it become one and why?” British Journal for the History of Science1990 23:83–93; Albert Van Helden Thomas L. Hankins (eds.) InstrumentsOsiris 1994 9; Thomas L. Hankins Robert Silvermann Instruments and the Imagination (Princeton: Princeton University Press 1995) especially pp. 3–13; Gerald L’E Turner Scientific Instruments 1500–1900. An Introduction (Berkeley: University of California Press 1998); Jim Bennett “Presidential address: Knowing and doing in the sixteenth century: What were instruments for?” British Journal for the History of Science 2003 36:129–150; Liba Taub “Introduction: Re-engaging with instruments” Isis 2011 102:689–696; Friedrich Steinle “Wissenschaftliche Instrumente” in Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit edited by Friedrich Jaeger Vol. 15 (Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag 2012) pp. 69–73.


Elizabeth GarberThe Language of Physics. The Calculus and the Development of Theoretical Physics in Europe 1750–1914 (Boston: Birkhäuser1998) especially pp. 63–91; John Heilbron Elements of Early Modern Physics (Berkeley: University of California Press 1982) especially pp. 1–89.


H. Floris CohenThe Scientific Revolution: A Historiographical Inquiry (Chicago: Chicago University Press1994) especially pp. 2–17.


Sachiko Kusukawa Ian Maclean (eds.)Transmitting Knowledge: Words Images and Instruments in Early Modern Europe (London/Oxford: Oxford University Press2006); Robert Jütte “Augenlob – oder die (Neu)-bewertung des Sehsinnes in der Frühen Neuzeit” in Evidentia. Reichweite visueller Wahrnehmung in der frühen Neuzeit edited by Gabriele Wimböck Karin Leonard Markus Friedrich (Berlin: Hopf 2007) pp. 41–56; Volker R. Remmert Picturing the Scientific Revolution: Title Engravings in Early Modern Scientific Publications (Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University Press 2011); Isla Fay Nicholas Jardine (eds.) Observing the World Through Images: Diagrams and Figures in the Early-Modern Arts and Sciences (Leiden: Brill 2013).


Jim Bennett“Early modern mathematical instruments,” Isis2011 102:697–705 pp. 700–701.


Sara Schechner“The material culture of astronomy in daily life: sundials, science, and social change,” Journal for the History of Astronomy2001 32:189–222; Hester Highton Sundials at Greenwich (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2002); Jim Bennett “Sundials and the rise and decline of cosmography in the long sixteenth century” Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society 2009 101:4–9.


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