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William Morris:

The Story of the Glittering Plain or The Land of Living Men, 1891.


Tulipa Globosa…

…serotina, aureo colore punctata, cinnabrio colore.

From Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium plantarum, florum, stirpium, ex variis orbis terræ partibus, singulari studio collectarum quæ in celeberrimis viridariis arcem Episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, hoc tempore conspiciuntur delineatio et ad vivum repræsentatio, opera Basilii Besleri Philiatri et Pharmacopoei, M.DC.XIII.


Hand-drawn Copy…

…of Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola’s Regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura, first printed 1562. The copy is from the second half of the 17th century.


Laocoon’s Anatomy

Plate from The Art Student’s Guide to External Anatomy
by Dr. Julien Fau, 1845.


Belissimo Capitello…

col suo compagno trovati da me al Porto di Luni, e comprati dall’ Em[inentissim]o Sig[nore] Card[inale] Alessandro Albani oer situarli di S. Bonaventura in Santi Apostoli.

Plate 25 in volume III of Bartolomeo Cavaceppi: Raccolta d’antiche statue, busti, bassi-rilievi ed altre sculture. 180 plates. 3 vols. Fol. Roma, 1768-72.


Orchidae

Color lithograph from Kunstformen der Natur (1899–1904) by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August von Haeckel.


Bulla Aurea

The Bulla Aurea (Golden Bull) was a constitutional decree issued by the Reichstag assembly of 1356. This is the first folio of the manuscript King Wenceslaus commissioned around 1400.