Monday, February 20, 2006

The Kaleidoscope of Rouen

La Luccoise, f°31 In : Tulipier
Jean- Baptiste Monnoyer, 17th century

Mulet
In : Œuvres complètes de Buffon avec des extraits
de Daubenton et la classification de Cuvier.
T 4 Mammifères II / Buffon .- Paris, Furne, 1837.

Clamyphore Tronqué pl.71
In : Le règne animal. Mammifères,
Atlas, Edentés / Georges Cuvier.
Early 19th century.

Cranchia Bouelliana, Granchien pl. 2
In : Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Céphalopodes.
Atlas / Férussac, Mme de, Orbigny, Alcide d’.- Paris, 1835-1848.

D'après le tableau du musée d'Orléans
Noël Le Mire engraving, 18th century

[Carton publicitaire] : Locomotive « 682 », 1886, France.

Compagnie générale des omnibus, Les Rouennaises, Horaires, 1874-1878

Intérieur de cuisine d'après Pierre Aertsens dit Langepier
Jacob Matham engraver ~1600

La cuisine Maigre
Peter van Brueghel the Elder, 1563

Rouen Library in France have a site - Le Visioscope Collection d'Imagiers - which features eclectic and rare images divided up into the kitchen, transport, animals, flowers and Joan of Arc. It's a great set - there are quite a few book illustrations (which predominate, but there are also some photographs and ephemera) that I've never seen and which are not online anywhere else.

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