"The Mirror of the Wisdom of the Rosicrucians. The Detailed Unveiling of the
College and Axiomata of the specially illumined Fraternity of the Christian
Rosy Cross to all those desirous of and expecting wisdom and to the further
confounding of those who don't understand (Zoiles) and to their inextingishable
shame and mockery. Theophilus Schweighardt Constantiensem.
With the Privilege of God and Nature, not to be overturned in Eternity, 1618."
engraving I liked more which means: A. You get both,
and B. In my hesitation, I lost the link to the coloured version.
(Search around on 'Daniel Mögling', the psuedonym of Theophilus Schweighart)
Some fine illustration and photography work. [via Illustration & Art Livejournal].
columnam a praefecto prima navigatione locatam quamque venerantur
floridenses Charles IX, King of France' 1564.
[single image at NYPL]
(the site is currently unavailable - I hope it's not permanently borked).
I think I found it via Suzanne G where you might also want to visit Thee Shoppe.
[the above 2 images were snagged from the
continuous visual carnival that is: design et type]
Search on 'dragon' at Yale University's Beinecke digital image
repository and click on the Call Number for a few less visually
stunning images from the same work. If you use the zoom feature,
this 'dragon' (Python) image above is H.U.G.E.
[I've posted a photocopy of an earlier version of this
image before - by Giovanni Battista Nazari]
2nd Ed. 1506. (first published 1491) [at ebay]
work (with many astrological woodcuts on display at the ebay site) was
developed into the english translation of 'Anima Astrologae'. This title page image
had actually been used before in Sacrobosco's 'Opus Sphericum' from 1501.
12th century Arabic manuscript allegedly by Claudius Galenus
- 'Kitâb al-Diryâq' or 'Le livre de la Thériaque'.
some 64 ingredients (including opium and viper flesh) originally used
as an antidote for snake bite. Apparently the making of the product
was quite a ritual during the renaissance and it was still made up
until the 19th century. There are a few more images at BNF.
'Dawit: Le Livre du Psaumes' or Book of Psalms.
There are a few more wonderful miniatures at BNF.
of the 17th century. It's attributed to Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl
and is basically a calendar of Gods/festivals.
There are no more images at the BNF site unfortunately.
Everything here has been uploaded at full size, even the mashups, so click on the images to enlarge. I think I might have to give these multifaceted posts away. They are doing my head in. Too many windows, too many tabs, too many links.