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Johannes Jelgerhuis, De winkel van boekhandelaar Pieter Meijer Warnars op de Vijgendam te Amsterdam, 1820 (The bookshop of Pieter Meijer Warnars in Amsterdam)

On all depictions of ancient libraries and bookshops, I always notice how they were not (yet) optimized for serendipity.

fsebmat:

Johannes Jelgerhuis, De winkel van boekhandelaar Pieter Meijer Warnars op de Vijgendam te Amsterdam, 1820 (The bookshop of Pieter Meijer Warnars in Amsterdam)

On all depictions of ancient libraries and bookshops, I always notice how they were not (yet) optimized for serendipity.

Plan de la grande et fameuse ville marchande d’Amsterdam, mise au jour par Jean Covens et Corneille Mortier, 1735. The position of north and south on maps were not really fixed at the time. Covens and Mortier were map printers in Amsterdam. (Source: http://gallica.bnf.fr/)

Plan de la grande et fameuse ville marchande d’Amsterdam, mise au jour par Jean Covens et Corneille Mortier, 1735. The position of north and south on maps were not really fixed at the time. Covens and Mortier were map printers in Amsterdam. (Source: http://gallica.bnf.fr/)