|Description||English: Title cut from Peter Apian’s Cosmography, 1551|
|Source||Cosmographia Petri Apiani (https://archive.org/details/cosmographiapetr00apia_11)|
|Description||English: Title cut from Peter Apian’s Cosmography, 1535|
|Source||Cosmographiæ introductio (https://archive.org/details/cosmographiintro00apia/page/n5/mode/2up)|
From Doubt and Other Things, 1922.
From The Vase of Flowers, 1847.
From a pamphlet for Novelty Job Printing Presses, 1875.
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.