by Jacopo Tosi 1683 - part of the Cospi Collection at the
Science and Art Museums of Palazzo Poggi in Bologna
(in english with quite a bit of history of science
and curiosity cabinet material to savour)
remarkable 'Trevelyon Miscellany'. This is an eccentric hand
drawn manuscript by craftsman Thomas Trevelyon from 1608
"combining vibrant patterns, moralizing rhymes, historical and
scriptural texts, colorful pictures, and more". Further information
and manuscript images: i, ii, iii. (via Textual Studies 1500-1800)
[Daniele Barbaro, translator of Vitruvius and architectural theorist]. This
image comes from the large and intriguing Utopia art database at
Cornell University. Intriguing mostly because I managed to have a
short reconnaissance wander through the LunarInsight browser collection
a couple of nights ago, but it appears to now be password protected.
I should have jagged some more images while I had the opportunity.
I dropped them a line about it, which may be a good or a bad thing.
century vellum page formed part of a physician's beltbook. The page
folded up and could be strapped around the waist so that the doctor had
'factual' information on hand during a housecall. The caption for the
flasks seen at about 5 o'clock reads: "these urines signify death." The
beltbook (a device for which I didn't see many other citations) also contained
a phlebotomy chart - both pages form Rosenbach Manuscript 1004/29,
most easily seen from the UCLA Medieval Images Library. I guess it
makes sense when you think about it that urine was "[t]he most
commonly employed diagnostic tool of the medieval physician".
(that I could see) from the Gelderland region Image
Library in Holland. It relates to the town of Aalst.
[more from Feuilleton] from the Egone site (well worth checking out).
1878 is very reminiscent of the Owen Jones text ornamentation. The engraving
work above was done by a James D Cooper from drawings by about a dozen
artists. The book is available in various formats from Archive.org.
mechanisms from 5 centuries of books (note there are
multiple pages for each century) [via Archivalia].
1704 from somewhere among the Department of Special
Collections at the University of Salzburg - I always find
something of interest wandering through their site.
Linschoten naer Oost ofte Portugaels, 1596'
it seems to feature treasures from the National Library and
Archives (curated by Martine Grosselink who also maintains the
Atlas of Mutual Heritage site: Dutch East India Company history)
Collection at Florida Atlantic University Libraries.
Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa) c.1892
or Mangles Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii), Cats Paw
(Anigozanthos humilis) c.1880 and Christmas Bells (Blandfordia),
Flax Lily (Dianella), Haemodorum and Grasses 1879
drawings of the Mexican artist Martín Ramírez (1895-1963) should render
null and void the insider-outsider distinction." - 'Outside In', a Review at
The New York Times (slide show in the left margin) [via GMT+9 (-15)]
'The Costumier of Le Rêve' at La Maison Autrique in Brussels.
[I don't recall the connection but I was actually looking for information about
the creators of 'The Obscure Cities' when I ended up at La Maison Autrique.]
- Kerlames has collected links to a number of fellow Colombian illustrators: i, ii, iii.
- The Aesthetics of Decay at Blue Tea.
- An outstanding Pieter Bruegel the Elder prints and drawings gallery (and lots to see in the links list too) from Armchair Aquarium [via Monster Brains].
- Zybooks - Artist books online.
- Wikimedia commons Illuminated Manuscripts.
- John Martz from Drawn! has redesigned his portfolio and personal sites which in no way contributed to the recent downtime at Drawn! (!).