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Fool’s Cap Map of the World print, engraved and published Antwerp, c.1580-1590, implying the universality of folly and derived from Jean de Gourmont's woodcut [see previous]. Interestingly, in his vastly learned "Anatomy of Melancholy" (1621), Robert Burton refers specifically to this print.

The Fool’s Cap Map of the World, circa depicting the world as a foolish place with the jest’s penchant for mocking majesty and speaking truth to power.

Biblioteca Nacional de España, Cod. Vitr. 24-2, f. 50r (a pig physician examing the patient’s urine). Libro de horas de Leonor de la Vega. Bruges, c. 1465-70. Artist: Willem Vrelant.

Willem Vrelant - Pig Physician examing Patient’s Urine - Libro de Horas de Leonor de la Vega - Bruges -

Man in the Moon brand claret, medieval advert of man holding wine glasses on cresent moon.

Design - Graphic - Engraving - Medieval - Man In The Moon Drinks Claret 1599

The sun, moon, stars, and earth transposed. The World Turned Upside Down (18th century)   woodcuts

The sun, moon, stars, and earth transposed. The World Turned Upside Down century) woodcuts

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "medieval forest drawing"

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "medieval forest drawing"

14 cuttings, some with prints on both sides, from 'Ortus Sanitatis' printed by Jacob Meydenbach, Mainz. 1491 Woodcut with hand-colouring; (via British Museum)

magictransistor: “ Jacob Meydenbach, Ortus Sanitatis (Woodcut with hand-colouring), Mainz, Germany, ”

Sir Thomas Mallory (c. 1405 – 14 March 1471), translated and compiled a collection of mostly 14th century romances regarding King Arthur known and published as the  Le Morte Darthur/Le Morte d'Arthur.  It  was first published by the great William Caxton in 14851and became quite popular,  being reprinted with additions and corrections in 1498 by William Claxton and then again by Wynkyn de Worde (in 1529). It is, in its way, beautifully illustrated, or at least interestingly illustrated--I…

JF Ptak Science Books Post 1651 Sir Thomas Mallory (c. 1405 – 14 March translated and compiled a collection of mostly century romances regarding King Arthur known and published as the Le Morte Darthur/Le Morte d'Arthur.

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