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The only known example of the Jollain/De Jode edition of Saliba’s map of the cosmos (1582), integrating ancient Pagan and medieval Christian cosmology with Renaissance beliefs and experiences.

The only known example of the Jollain/De Jode edition of Saliba’s map of the cosmos (1582), integrating ancient Pagan and medieval Christian cosmology with Renaissance beliefs and experiences.

Cosmological Diagram (Map of the Heavens) from the Phenomena of Aratus

Cosmological Diagram (Map of the Heavens) from the Phenomena of Aratus

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | Brain Pickings  Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265  Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colors are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | Brain Pickings Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colors are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography.

Chronoscopium Encyclicum. A Baroque period wheel chart (volvelle) published in Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica, an encyclopedia of science. When constructed as a wheel chart, the concentric circles would be independently rotated to indicate hours, days, and months for specific events. In the four corners are quotes concerning the four seasons, while the quotes at bottom left and right are from the Roman poets Ovid and Gallus. Johann Zahn, 1695.

Chronoscopium Encyclicum. A Baroque period wheel chart (volvelle) published in Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica, an encyclopedia of science. When constructed as a wheel chart, the concentric circles would be independently rotated to indicate hours, days, and months for specific events. In the four corners are quotes concerning the four seasons, while the quotes at bottom left and right are from the Roman poets Ovid and Gallus. Johann Zahn, 1695.

Tutte le dimensioni |Illuminated Manuscript Map of Cairo, from Book on Navigation, Walters Ms. W.658, fol. 305b | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!

Tutte le dimensioni |Illuminated Manuscript Map of Cairo, from Book on Navigation, Walters Ms. W.658, fol. 305b | Flickr – Condivisione di foto!

The seven planets with their associated symbols, within the four winds. - 15th century astrological woodcut.

The seven planets with their associated symbols, within the four winds. - 15th century astrological woodcut.

The Aristotelian cosmos. The Earth sits motionless at the center of the universe, and the outer sphere, the Primum Mobile, is assumed to undergo a full revolution in 24 hours.

The Aristotelian cosmos. The Earth sits motionless at the center of the universe, and the outer sphere, the Primum Mobile, is assumed to undergo a full revolution in 24 hours.

Y te cuento que conocí a otras, pero querer acostarse con una mujer no es lo mismo que querer despertarse con ella. Porque hay muchachas que te alegran la piel, y no el corazón. Y tú, bella, tú me alegras todo.

Y te cuento que conocí a otras, pero querer acostarse con una mujer no es lo mismo que querer despertarse con ella. Porque hay muchachas que te alegran la piel, y no el corazón. Y tú, bella, tú me alegras todo.

Leonhard Thurneysser: Astrolabe (1575)  The Astrolabe has movable plates of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and constellations.

Leonhard Thurneysser: Astrolabe (1575) The Astrolabe has movable plates of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and constellations.

Map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Earliest undisputed representation of the Americas.

Map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Earliest undisputed representation of the Americas.

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