“No white American ever thinks that any other race is wholly civilized until he wears the white man’s clothes, eats the white man’s food, speaks the white man’s language, and professes the white man’s religion.”
Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery
Marie-Antoinette as a harpy, trampling on the Constitution and the Declaration of Human Rights (1792).
Champ de Mars - Trocadéro: map of the Universal Exposition in Paris, 1900
A dragon. Drawing by Victor Hugo, 1864
Map of the world, from a manuscript of Il Dittamondo by Fazio degli Uberti (1447). The Dittamondo is a didactic poem composed under Dante’s influence, that describes the known world through an imaginary journey. Like Farinata, his most famous ancestor, Fazio degli Uberti was a Ghibelline.
Les isles de Porto Venere (the Corsican coast), XVIIIth century. For some reason reminded me of cubism.js.
Map of Nagasaki, 1750, by Guillaume Dheulland