Publication info Leipzig, Quelle and Meyer, 1913.
New York Botanical Garden
And all of these fucking illegal “children” are probably my age and with the drought we can’t afford this horse shit…
Aeolian-Skinner Organ (Chancel Console), 1948.
The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one of the most spectacular new discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The nearly complete surviving illustrated manuscript, which was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages with large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor depicting wondrous and often eerie celestial phenomena, constellations, conflagrations, and floods as well as other catastrophes and occurrences. It deals with events ranging from the creation of the world and incidents drawn from the Old Testament, ancient tradition, and medieval chronicles to those that took place in the immediate present of the book’s author and, with the illustrations of the visionary Book of Revelation, even includes the future end of the world.
Johannes van Loon. Illustrations for Harmonia Macrocosmica by Andreas Cellarius. Star Atlas. 1660.
Madagascar has several unique varieties of baobab. On its west coast, near the city of Morondava lies an ancient forest of baobab trees some of which may be over a thousand years old. | Photo Ken Thorne.