The Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary was published in Russia from 1890 to 1907. The 86-volume deep encyclopedia features 7,800 pictures, 121,240 articles and 235 maps. Below are highlights of the great work’s graphic representations of life and objects. The publisher’s command seems to have been: “Draw everything in sight.” Each images merges art and science, offering a clear images of the state of scientific inquiry and culture.
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