Iconographic Encyclopædia

Iconographic Encyclopædia of Science, Literature, and Art

Restored and reimagined

An enhanced digital edition of J. G. Heck’s collection of illustrations from 1851 including more than 13,000 illustrations from 500 engraved steel plates and more than 1.6 million words of descriptions with new interactivity.

Scans of original plates Scans of original text Web page screenshots

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Explore a brief visual analysis based on data extracted from the compilation of the digital edition of about plates, the figures within, and the accompanying text.

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Visual explorations and experiments based on the data created from the imagery and words of the original and digital editions.

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