From Doubt and Other Things, 1922.
From The Vase of Flowers, 1847.
From The Century Magazine, 1885.
From a pamphlet for Novelty Job Printing Presses, 1875.
From Australasia Illustrated, 1892.
From La Chine d’Athanase Kirchere, 1670.
This famous telescope has its own Wikipedia article. It was a backyard project by the famous astronomer and his wife, and it set a record for largest telescope in the world that was not broken for decades. This illustration comes from a splendid book called The Wonders of the Heavens, published in 1834.