Galileo's text with line drawings

The use of images to supplement words, even typeset among them, goes back at least to the 17th century. Here, in a text explaining his discovery of what would later be understood as Saturn's rings, Galileo gives us two simple line drawings.

Source: Galileo Galilei, Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari, Rome, 1613.

At the workshops, participants discuss ways in which text and illustration can work together to enhance explanatory effectiveness.
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