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odditiesoflife:

Medieval and Renaissance Sea Monsters from Maps

A visually stunning new book, Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps, covers a topic of history, that until now, has not been published in a comprehensive collection. The book’s author Chet Van Duzer, a Medieval and Renaissance map scholar, joined forces with the British Library, who published the book. The book’s jacket liner bests explains its content:

"The sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps are one of the most visually engaging elements, and yet they have never before been carefully studied. The subject is important not only in the history of cartography, art, and zoological illustration, but also in the history of the geography of the marvelous and of Western conceptions of the ocean. Moreover, the sea monsters depicted on maps can supply important insights into the sources, influences, and methods of the cartographers who drew or painted them."
{Book jacket liner notes 2013 ©The British Library}

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thelandofmaps:

Pangea with current names and political borders. [1600x1587]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

Pangea with current names and political borders. [1600x1587]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

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tastefullyoffensive:

Artist Chris McMahon buys other people’s landscape paintings at thrift stores and puts monsters in them.

Previously: Artist Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings

This is still one of my favorite things ever.

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scorpiondagger:

this gif is a fairly good representation of my stomach after having beers and pizza. 

scorpiondagger:

this gif is a fairly good representation of my stomach after having beers and pizza. 

weirdvintage:

Alfred Hitchcock eating a pretzel at the premiere of Psycho, 1960 (via This is Not Porn)

weirdvintage:

Alfred Hitchcock eating a pretzel at the premiere of Psycho, 1960 (via This is Not Porn)

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odditiesoflife:

Medieval and Renaissance Sea Monsters from Maps

A visually stunning new book, Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps, covers a topic of history, that until now, has not been published in a comprehensive collection. The book’s author Chet Van Duzer, a Medieval and Renaissance map scholar, joined forces with the British Library, who published the book. The book’s jacket liner bests explains its content:

"The sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps are one of the most visually engaging elements, and yet they have never before been carefully studied. The subject is important not only in the history of cartography, art, and zoological illustration, but also in the history of the geography of the marvelous and of Western conceptions of the ocean. Moreover, the sea monsters depicted on maps can supply important insights into the sources, influences, and methods of the cartographers who drew or painted them."
{Book jacket liner notes 2013 ©The British Library}

(via bathroom-sink)

thelandofmaps:

Pangea with current names and political borders. [1600x1587]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

Pangea with current names and political borders. [1600x1587]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

waytoomuchinformation:

tastefullyoffensive:

Artist Chris McMahon buys other people’s landscape paintings at thrift stores and puts monsters in them.

Previously: Artist Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings

This is still one of my favorite things ever.

(via modernsqueezinghurts)

pizzzatime:

crystallizations: Kazuo Haba, early 1970s.

pizzzatime:

crystallizationsKazuo Haba, early 1970s.

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scorpiondagger:

this gif is a fairly good representation of my stomach after having beers and pizza. 

scorpiondagger:

this gif is a fairly good representation of my stomach after having beers and pizza. 

weirdvintage:

Alfred Hitchcock eating a pretzel at the premiere of Psycho, 1960 (via This is Not Porn)

weirdvintage:

Alfred Hitchcock eating a pretzel at the premiere of Psycho, 1960 (via This is Not Porn)

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