Verbiest's Prints

In the exhibition we were able to present only a selection from Ferdinand Verbiest’s Xinzhi Yixiangtu. All 105 of the prints are available here. Click on a thumbnail for larger versions, or choose a group from the list of themes such as astronomy and mechanics.

Theme: Horological [4]

A three-faced clock (left) and the simple pendulum (right) A pendulum device (right) and a celestial globe (left) A pendulum device (lower right), and a series of experiments about the law of natural descent Illustration of a projectiles trajectory, as timed with a pendulum and measured by a gunners level