Books that document the history of engineering include the most important works published during the Renaissance in a number of different branches of engineering: electricity, mining, hydraulics, and mechanics. Of particular interest are the numerous works on fortifications and metallurgy. Many of the pivotal works of Renaissance engineering are present. A number of manuscript collections support the printed science and technology holdings.
Böckler, Georg Andreas. Theatrum machinarvm novvm : exhibens aqvarias, alatas, ivmentarias, manuarias ... ex germaniâ in latium recens translatum operâ ... Henrici Schmitz. Coloniæ Agrippinæ : Sumptibus Pauli Principis ..., 1662.
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