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LL/31674
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
A drawing by Gemma Frisius showing how he used a pinhole within a darkened room to study the solar eclipse of 1544 
1545 (published) 
Engraving 
Private collection 

  
LL/31675
ThumbnailBrook Taylor (based on work by) 
Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century gave a description of the camera obscura 
16th century 
Drawing 
Private collection 

  
LL/45243
ThumbnailAthanasius Kircher 
Chambre Obscure 
1646 
Engraving 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius) 

  
LL/31665
ThumbnailAthanasius Kircher 
Chambre Obscure [Engraving of a camera obscura] 
1646 
Engraving 
Private collection 
Courtesy of Liese Ricketts 
  

  
LL/39616
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer 
Portable Camera Obscura 
1694 
Engraving 
Museum of the History of Science 
Inventory No: 93540 
  

  
LL/8023
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Camera obscura 
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.] 
1751 -1772 
Engraving 
Private collection of Alan Griffiths 

  
LL/31671
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Camera obscura 
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.] 
1751 -1772 
Engraving 
Private collection 

  
LL/45794
ThumbnailC. Gobrecht, Sc / J. Farey Junior, delin 
Camera obscura 
[Optics, Plate III] 
n.d. 
Engraving 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius) 

  
LL/31673
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Camera Obscura - Plate 3, Fig 3 from A. Rees Cyclopoedia, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1786) 
1786 
Engraving 
Private collection 
10 
  
LL/45792
ThumbnailC. Gobrecht, Sc / J. Farey Junior, delin 
Camera obscura 
[Optics, Plate III] 
n.d. 
Engraving 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius) 
11 
  
LL/45793
ThumbnailC. Gobrecht, Sc / J. Farey Junior, delin 
Camera obscura 
[Optics, Plate III] 
n.d. 
Engraving 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius) 
12 
  
LL/31672
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Camera obscura 
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.] 
1751 -1772 
Engraving 
Private collection 
13 
  
LL/34610
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
The Method of drawing Landscapes, &c. by help of a Camera Obscura 
1769, May 
Magazine page 
Google Books 
14 
  
LL/45240
ThumbnailAbbé Nollet 
Chambre Noire 
1733 
Engraving 
Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius) 
15 
  
LL/8024
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Camera obscura 
[l'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers de Diderot et d'Alembert.] 
1751 -1772 
Engraving 
Private collection of Alan Griffiths 
16 
  
LL/31738
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Illustration of camera obscura from "Sketchbook on military art, including geometry, fortifications, artillery, mechanics, and pyrotechnics" 
17th century 
Illustration 
Private collection 
17 
  
LL/50773
ThumbnailGer. Vandergucbt (engraver) 
[Medical illustrator using a camera obscura] 
1784 
Engraving 
Google Books 
18 
  
LL/31676
ThumbnailJ. Ouartley 
A drawing tent in the landscape with a lens on the top 
1825 (ca) 
Book illustration 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus 
19 
  
LL/34740
ThumbnailMaking the Most of It 
1846 
Magazine illustration 
Google Books 
20 
  
LL/31668
ThumbnailUnidentified artist 
Artist using a box camera obscura 
1875 
Book illustration 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus 
21 
  
LL/31667
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Johann Zahn, Reflex box camera obscura, 1685 
1685 
Engraving 
Private collection 
22 
  
LL/34785
ThumbnailThe Dark Chamber 
1869, June 
Magazine illustration 
Google Books 
 
  
 
  
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