The whole Earth is not solid but everywhere gaping, and hollowed with empty rooms and spaces, and hidden burrows. An unusual map of South America showing a giant imaginary aquifer in the Andes Mountains, from Mundis Subterraneus (The Underground World) by Athanasius Kircher, 1665 (via Geisterseher)
Mansa Musa Of Mali Named World's Richest Man Of All Time; Gates And Buffet Also Make List
Image taken from page 617 of 'Die Maitressenwirthschaft in Frankreich unter Ludwig XIV. & XV. Pracht-Ausgabe' | by The British Library
A 17th century German book on the art of writing. The full title:The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. Published 1655 by Bey Paulus Fürsten Kunsthändlern daselbst in Nürnberg .