Salomon de Caus, Les raisons des forces mouvantes (Frankfurt: John Norton, 1615).

These plates come from an extravagantly illustrated volume of hydraulic solutions to engineering problems produced by the Huguenot Salomon de Caus. De Caus worked as an engineer under Louis XIII but also designed gardens, using features such as the singing birds shown here, in both Germany and England (the gardens of Somerset House were designed by him). The illustration of the steam-driven pump in this book once erroneously led him to be credited with the invention of the steam engine.