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World map made around 1420 by the Italian cartographer Pietro Vesconte.

Leonardo da Vinci's Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: 1) Study the science of art. 2) Study the art of science. 3) Develop your senses: especially learn how to see. 4) Realize that everything connects to everything else.

from the Guardian

The Hobbit as JRR Tolkien imagined it – in pictures

'The White Dragon Pursues Roverandom and the Moondog'. The Hobbit as JRR Tolkien imagined it – in pictures. When The Hobbit was first published almost 75 years ago, JRR Tolkien provided a set of wonderful illustrations. But buried among the author's papers were 110 drawings, watercolours and sketches, some of which have never been published before.

from Brain Pickings

Oh, My Hand: Complaints Medieval Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Illuminated Manuscripts

Oh, My Hand: complaints from medieval scribes, from Brain Pickings

from Society6

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Comic by The Awkward Yeti @theawkwardyeti The Awkward Yeti comics

1590 Round Book A book Round. It was bound in 1590 or so as a gift to the Prince and Bishop Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn (1545-1617) (University Library, Würzburg, Germany)

from Brain Pickings

Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe

Bao Yunlong, 1450s. Universe run by Tao, which is divided into yin and yang, which can be used to understand... everything. 'Ba Gua' used in the Yi-ching (I Ching or Classic of Changes, also known as the Book of Divination) 洛書圖案; 伏羲則圖作易