Wednesday, June 13, 2007

This Week's BibliOdyssey(s)

As always, BibliOdyssey has some excellent images for us this week: their first collection is from a stammbuch (friend's book) / wappenbuch (armorial) from the 1590s, with captions in Latin. They note the fourth image from the top, in which people are apparently being up-ended into some sort of grinder.

The second collection is made up of images from Simiarum et Vespertilionum Brasiliensium, an 1823 work by zoologist Johann Baptist von Spix (for whom the near-extinct Spix's Macaw is named). Spix, an Austrian, traveled in Brazil from 1817-1820. The images included here are of monkeys and bats.