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1400s Apothecary shops were illustrated in manuscripts. From Tacuinum Sanitatis (https://pinterest.com/pin/287386019942605156/), a medical codex, written and illuminated for the Cerruti Family, probably from Verona William Turner (?1508–7 to 1568) was an English naturalist, botanist, & theologian who studied at Cambridge University & eventually became known as the “father of English botany." ◙

I love the Tacuinum Sanitatis - A pharmacist and his assistant pound herbs and roots for medical use. From "Tacuinum Sanitatis", a medical codex, written and illuminated for the Cerruti Family, probably from Verona (end

Hellmouth, 1461, Jacobi de Ancharano (alias de Teramo), Litigatio Christi cum Belial, verdeutscht - BSB Cgm 48 ([S.l.] (seldom seen demon with eye glasses, rw)

Jacobi de Ancharano (alias de Teramo), Litigatio Christi cum Belial, verdeutscht - BSB Cgm 48 ([S.] You don’t often see demons wearing glasses. ------ My favorite part is the demon wearing the glasses!

Anglo-Saxon London - Look around any map of London and you'll find the echoes of long-forgotten individuals. Cena, Padda, Fulla... ancient farmers who had no idea their names would live on down the centuries as Kennington, Paddington and Fulham.

The Anglo-Saxon map charts the roads, rivers and hamlets of the poorly recorded period from AD.

.A harpy by Melchior Lorck,c. 1582

Harpy - Book illustration of an unidentified mythical, bird-like creature with a long tail and human head, wearing a hat with two long feathers. Taken from a series of 127 woodcuts by Melchior Lorck, German, 1582

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Title [werewolf on all fours]. From Conradum Lycosthenem. Basileæ : Henri Cum Petri, Page Theme Freaks Monsters and Prodigies Subjects prodigy, werewolf

Supernova of 1572. In "De nova... stella," Danish nobleman and astronomer Tycho Brahe composed a star map of the constellation Cassiopeia showing the position (labelled I) of the supernova of 1572.

Star map of the constellation Cassiopeia, showing the position of the supernova of 1572 (the topmost star, labelled I); from Tycho "Brahe's De nova stella.

Sammelhandschrift mit astrologisch-mantischem Kompendium The Moon Represented as a Woman on Horseback Ulm, Augsburg 1465 Ms. Ludwig XII 8   Folio NP Ulm, Augsburg 1465 Ms. Ludwig XII 8   Folio NP

Sammelhandschrift mit astrologisch-mantischem Kompendium The Moon Represented as a Woman on Horseback Ulm, Augsburg 1465 Ms.

nocturnal-slayer:  From 1607, the appearance of Halley’s Comet (before Halley’s name was associated with it). Note the total and partial eclipses, the comet, soldiers, and death (probably plague).

nocturnal-slayer: “ From the appearance of Halley’s Comet (before Halley’s name was associated with it). Note the total and partial eclipses, the comet, soldiers, and death (probably plague).

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