Oct 17 2014
junktorium:

'Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn' / The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes
the oldest extant rectangular map of the world.

Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn, known as the Book of Curiosities. The manuscript is a copy, probably made in Egypt in the late 12th or early 13th century, of an anonymous work compiled in the first half of the 11th century in Egypt. The treatise is extraordinarily important for the history of science, especially for astronomy and cartography, and contains an unparalleled series of diagrams of the heavens and maps of the earth. (x)

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junktorium:

'Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn' / The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes

the oldest extant rectangular map of the world.

Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn, known as the Book of Curiosities. The manuscript is a copy, probably made in Egypt in the late 12th or early 13th century, of an anonymous work compiled in the first half of the 11th century in Egypt. The treatise is extraordinarily important for the history of science, especially for astronomy and cartography, and contains an unparalleled series of diagrams of the heavens and maps of the earth. (x)

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nataliakoptseva:

Paolo Uccello
Battle of St. George and the Dragon
Detail

nataliakoptseva:

Paolo Uccello

Battle of St. George and the Dragon

Detail

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Oct 12 2014
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cinoh:

Matisse’s large-scale ceramic La Gerbe (The Sheaf) (1953)

cinoh:

Matisse’s large-scale ceramic La Gerbe (The Sheaf) (1953)

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memeguy-com:

A helpful guide

memeguy-com:

A helpful guide

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Oct 10 2014

featheredandfrayed:

The Owl and the Tanager - Sufjan Stevens

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elohimbonobo:

-Hello, Mr. Gross.
-Oh! Hello!

elohimbonobo:

-Hello, Mr. Gross.

-Oh! Hello!

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honkshu:

Partially submerged whale carcass
Photo credit: Espen Bergersen

honkshu:

Partially submerged whale carcass

Photo credit: Espen Bergersen

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