The mountain where amber is found; close to a source, appears a creature of human form, and another with the head of a horse. (Persian manuscript, XVIth century)
Map of Nice and its castle in 1610
Map of Leiden (Netherlands) in 1742
Nel mezzo del cammin di noſtra uita / Mi ritrouai per una ſelua oſcura / Che la dirrita uia eta ſmarrita. — First page of an early manuscript of Dante’s Inferno.
A unicorn killed by a spearman. From a XIIIth-century English bestiary.
Lady with a unicorn, from Hortus Sanitatis, by Johannes de Cuba, a medical book published in 1491.
A marine horse, from a map of Island published in 1600 by Abraham Ortelius
Tractatus de lumine, by René Descartes — illustration from a posthumous publication of Descartes’ scientific works in Amsterdam, 1701.
Varia Opera Mathematica d. Petri (Pierre) de Fermat.
That’s Robert Johnson, the man who sold his soul to the devil to be able to play the blues.
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