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Anónimo | Cabeza alada de un putto | Siglo XVI | Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.

Anónimo | Cabeza alada de un putto | Siglo XVI | Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.

Picasso

by Pablo Picasso, 1950 Picasso created this picture of peace five years after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Detail from Hortus Sanitatis, 1491

Ancient peoples suspected that insects carried disease long before scientists discovered their role in the late nineteenth century.

Hops

xylographilia: Hops illustration from the De Hortus Sanitatis.

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Antonio Fantuzzi & Francesco Primaticcio | The muses at the foot of Mt Parnassus | 1540-1545 | Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Muses at the Foot of Mt. Parnassus Artist: Antonio Fantuzzi (Italian, active France, Date: Medium: Etching The detail and lines of this piece caught my attention. I don't really like it but think I am learning to appreciate it.

Poeticon astronomicon is a star atlas and book of stories whose text is attributed to "Hyginus", though the true authorship is disputed. During the Renaissance, the work was attributed to the Roman historian Gaius Julius Hyginus who lived during the 1st century BC However, the fact that the book lists most of the constellations north of the ecliptic in the same order as Ptolemy's Almagest (written in the 2nd century AD) has led many to believe that a more recent Hyginus created the text.

lindahall: “ Summer constellations: Woodcut print of Cancer from 1482 from Hyginus, Poeticon Astronomicon.

Wellcome Library, London. Ms Persian 373, detail of f. 11v *constellation of Draco”. c. late 17th/early 18th century

Constellation of Draco from Persian Manuscript Asian Collection, Wellcome Library, London, MS Persian 373

Time Cycles of Ancient Astronomy

Frontispiece of: "A Discovery of A New World ." by John Wilkins, A book espousing travel to the moon and agreement with the concept that the Earth is one of the planets.

Book of Hours, MS M.866 fol. 129v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours - Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Online - The Morgan Library & Museum

Hortus sanitatis, plants of the East - and see instructions pdf

Hortus sanitatis, plants of the East - and see instructions pdf

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