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Probably the Most Beautiful of the Earliest Surviving Scientific Codices Circa 512

Sketchbook. Japan - nature journal


An entry from whacher

journalofanobody: Galileo’s illustration of the constellation of the Pleiades, in the first edition of Sidereus Nuncius

Bern Physiologus, a Latin manuscript c. 825 CE of the Physiologus, a text from 2nd - 4th century Alexandria, consisting of animals, plants, and fantastic creatures, with descriptions of their symbolic qualities. For over 1000 years the text influenced Europe's ideas of the "meaning" of animals.

≡ Bookplate Estate ≡ vintage ex libris labels︱artful book plates -

Illustrations from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing, by Zakarīyā’ ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī, originally published in 1283

“The Lady of the Lake” Page illustration by Alberto Sangorski from "Morte D’Arthur" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson