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houghtonlib:

As Scotland votes on its independence referendum tomorrow, a look back at some items from our collection promoting the union of the two crowns after the accession of James I in 1603.

Disclaimer: Houghton takes no position on the merits of union between Scotland and England, now or in 1603.

Cornwallis, William, Sir, -1631? The miraculous and happie union of England and Scotland. STC 5782.5

Thornborough, John, 1551-1641. A discourse plainely proving the euident vtilitie and vrgent necessitie of the desired happie vnion of the two famous kingdomes of England and Scotland. STC 24035

Hayward, John, Sir, 1564?-1627. A treatise of union of the two realmes of England and Scotland. STC 13011

thingsmagazine:

The Celebrated & Extraordinary Exhibition… of the Industrious Fleas

Wood inlay (intarsia^/marquetry) scenes by Lorenzo Lotto in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, Italy. The artistic work in the church and associated buildings was completed between 1524 and 1532.

The scenes represent specific episodes from the bible, but deploy hieroglyphs (visual metaphors in a sense) - symbolic astrological, alchemical, kabbalistic and mythological motifs - to convey the meanings or points of the stories.

QUOTE regarding first image above: “The Passage of the Red Sea for the Jewish people led by Moses from Egyptian oppression to the promised land, was hidden by a complicated hieroglyph. A donkey symbolizing the Jewish people is ridden by a character who is Moses, naked adorned with elements of hope and caution, walk over the flames, representing the Red Sea, comes from a place with an eyeless mask and helmet representing darkness and military custody and goes to another with a cardinal’s hat and a pair of eyes, religion and origin, walks under the threat of a beheaded snake, symbolizing the pharaoh. This inlay is also known as "The Madness of Pharaoh".”

The images and background/quote were sourced from a post on Marco Polito’s blog, Pasajero56 [TRANSLATION] via / via.

‘Suprema Regio Athmosphaeræ’ 1739 by Johann Balthasar Gutwein —- Volume 1 of 'Geographia Naturalis Absoluta, Sive Architectura Terraquae, Et Mundi Sublunaris Ab Authore Naturae Condita' [source] 
{The mention of “Kircherum” in the image means that it’s at least modelled after Athanasius Kircher’s 'Mundus Subterraneum' (1665) [see here] .

Suprema Regio Athmosphaeræ’ 1739 by Johann Balthasar Gutwein —- Volume 1 of 'Geographia Naturalis Absoluta, Sive Architectura Terraquae, Et Mundi Sublunaris Ab Authore Naturae Condita' [source]

{The mention of “Kircherum” in the image means that it’s at least modelled after Athanasius Kircher’s 'Mundus Subterraneum' (1665) [see here] .

2headedsnake:

Ekaterina Panikanova

starry-eyed-wolfchild:

“As the nights get darker, look no further than our latest item. Take a glance in this fascinating art journal, the ‘Anatomia Humani Corporis’, ultimate Renaissance anatomical sketchbooks – scientific masterpieces with lucid insights into the functioning of the human body.”

rindertjagersma:

Onderwijsinge in de perspective const | Hondius. The Hague, 1622.

rindertjagersma:

Onderwijsinge in de perspective const | Hondius. The Hague, 1622.

pearl-nautilus:

Emma Kunz  (1892 - 1963) - Artist & Researcher - Geometric Visionary
"My art is destined for the 21st Century." - Emma Kunz

pearl-nautilus:

Emma Kunz  (1892 - 1963) - Artist & Researcher - Geometric Visionary

"My art is destined for the 21st Century." - Emma Kunz

Engravings of Magdalene & Corpus Christi Colleges at Oxford University in England.

'Oxonia Illustrata' by David Loggan (1675) at BibliOdyssey.