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Copper engraving “The marketplace in Munich”, by Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650). Marktplatz is now Marienplatz.
Old times Munich Marketplace, now Marienplatz. In the middle of the illustration the Mariensäule (Holy Mary’s column), erected in 1638 to commemorare the end of the Swedish occupation during the Thirty Years’War. The look of the city has changed considerably … Continued
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, portrait
Portrait of Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot: 19th century French military engineer and physicist, pioneer of thermodynamics and author of the first successful theory of the maximum efficiency of heat engines. His famous cycle has no wheels