Page from 'Orbis Sensualium Pictus', 1659

Page from 'Orbis Sensualium Pictus', 1659

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Caption: Page from 'Orbis Sensualium Pictus' showing a student studying at a desk, with text in Latin and German. This book was by the Czech educator Johann Amos Comenius and was first published in 1658, in Nuremberg. It was the first picture book made for children and was translated into many languages. It remained a popular textbook for over a century. This page is from the second edition, published in 1659.

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