Alhazen, The Optics (Opticae Thesaurus...) , Eusebius
Episcopius & Nikolai, Basel, 1572, titlepage with examples of the
application of optics.
03 Athanasius Kircher, Ars magna Lucis et umbrae in decem Libros digesta , Grignan for Scheus, Rome 1646. The figures represent a hierarchy of light and perception from the Godhead to generated light to reflected light and the baseness of the earth. For another dense image see the Section on gathering animals for the Ark