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Scientist: Vahl, Martin (1744 - 1804)
Discipline(s): Botany
Print Artist: Ambroise Tardieu, 1788-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.3 x 7.8 cm / Sheet: 20.7 x 13.6 cm
Portrait of Martin Vahl
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Scientist: Van Rensselaer, Stephen (1764 - 1839)
Discipline(s): Science Patron
Print Artist: Asher Brown Durand, 1796-1886 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: A. Dickinson 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.4 x 9 cm / Sheet: 24.2 x 15.1 cm
Portrait of Stephen Van Rensselaer
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Scientist: Varignon, Pierre (1654 - 1722)
Discipline(s): Mathematics ; Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.3 x 11.1 cm / Sheet: 20.4 x 15.6 cm
Portrait of Pierre Varignon
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Scientist: Vaucanson, Jacques de (1709 - 1782)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.7 x 9.7 / Sheet: 23.5 x 14.8 cm
Portrait of Jacques de Vaucanson
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Scientist: Vauquelin, Louis Nicolas (1763 - 1829)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Print Artist: Antoine Maruin, 1763-1860 
Medium: Lithograph 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 10.5 x 9.5 cm / Sheet: 22.2 x 16 cm
Portrait of Louis Nicolas Vauquelin
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Scientist: Vega, Georg, Freiherr von (1754 - 1802)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Print Artist: Joseph Gerstner, 1768-1819 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Peter Wolf, 1768-1836 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.9 x 9.4 cm / Sheet: 17.4 x 10.6 cm
Portrait of Georg, Freiherr von Vega
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Scientist: Venturi, Giovanni Battista (1746 - 1822)
Discipline(s): Physics
Print Artist: Francesco Rosaspina, 1762-1841 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Mathias Pfenniger, 1739-1813 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12 x 9.2 cm / Sheet: 23.2 x 17.3 cm
Portrait of Giovannie Battista Venturi
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Scientist: Vesalius, Andreas (1514 - 1564)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 8.1 x 7.2 cm / Sheet: 19.9 x 12 cm
Portrait of Andreas Vesalius
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Scientist: Vesalius, Andreas (1514 - 1564)
Discipline(s): Medicine
Print Artist: Tavernier 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Artist: Tintoretto, 1518-1594 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.4 x 9 cm / Sheet: 26.2 x 16.9 cm
Portrait of Andreas Vesalius
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Scientist: Vespucci, Amerigo (1451 - 1512)
Discipline(s): Exploration ; Geography
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 16.8 x 13 cm / Sheet: 18.3 x 13 cm
Portrait of Amerigo Vespucci
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Scientist: Vespucci, Amerigo (1451 - 1512)
Discipline(s): Exploration ; Geography
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 7.8 x 10 cm / Sheet: 34.1 x 24.8 cm
Portrait of Amerigo Vespucci
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Scientist: Viète, François (1540 - 1603)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 13.3 x 8.4 cm / Sheet: 18.1 x 11.7 cm
Portrait of François Viète
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Scientist: Villette, François (1621 - 1698)
Discipline(s): Engineering
Print Artist: Etienne Jehandier Desrochers, 1668-1741 
Medium: Engraving 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.4 x 8 cm / Sheet: 23.5 x 16.2 cm
Protrait of François Villette
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Scientist: Virchow, Rudolf Ludwig Karl (1821 - 1902)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Anthropology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 14.5 x 9.9 cm / Sheet: 21.7 x 14.6 cm
Portrait of Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow
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Scientist: Virchow, Rudolf Ludwig Karl (1821 - 1902)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Anthropology
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 12.6 x 8.6 cm / Sheet: 24.5 x 15.8 cm
Portrait of Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow
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Scientist: Virchow, Rudolf Ludwig Karl (1821 - 1902)
Discipline(s): Medicine ; Anthropology
Original Artist: Leslie Ward ("Spy") 1851-1922 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 17.6 x 10.4 cm / Sheet: 24.1 x 15.2 cm
Portrait of Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow
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Scientist: Viviani, Vincenzio (1622 - 1703)
Discipline(s): Mathematics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 23 x 17.5 cm / Sheet: 34.2 x 24.8 cm
Portrait of Vincenzio Viviani
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Scientist: Voelcker, Edward William (1857 - 1930)
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.9 x 8.9 cm / Sheet: 25.5 x 19.1 cm
Portrait of Edward William Voelcker
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Scientist: Volta, Alessandro (1745 - 1827)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 11.9 x 9.7 cm / Sheet: 18.2 x 12.3 cm
Portrait of Alessandro Volta
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Scientist: Volta, Zanino (1795 - 1869)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 7.9 x 5.5 cm / Sheet: 31.7 x 23 cm
Portrait of Zanino Volta
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Scientist: Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Artist: Jean Antoine Houdon, 1741-1828 
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 9.3 x 6 cm / Sheet: 25.9 x 17.7 cm
Portrait of Voltaire
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Scientist: Vossius, Gerardus Joannes (1577 - 1649)
Discipline(s): Physics
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 23.6 x 18 cm / Sheet: 32.7 x 22 cm
Portrait of Gerardus Joannes Vossius
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Scientist: Vredeman de Vries, Hans (1527 - ca. 1604)
Discipline(s): Architecture
Original Dimensions: Graphic: 15.8 x 11.9 cm / Sheet: 20.3 x 12.6 cm
Portrait of Hans Vredeman de Vries
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