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Category:The Turk

Illustrations are from a 1789 book by Joseph Racknitz called: Über den Schachspieler des Herrn von Kempelen und dessen Nachbildung that attempted to explain the mechanisms and illusions behind Wolfgang von Kempelen's chess playing automaton known as The Turk.

Source for the coloured illustrations: Humboldt University - natural history pilot project: Die Wissenschaftlichen Sammlungen