Buch der Natur [Book of Nature]
Pictures from the Buch der Natur, or Book of nature, by Konrad von Megenberg; this edition was made by Johann Bämler and is dated 20th August (St. Bartholomew’s Day) 1481.
The book is online at the Library of Congress; I have taken only a few of the page images bearing interesting pictures, and cleaned them up a little.
The images are in the public domain. Please link back to me if you use them.
Page 151. Birds of the Air.
Eagle and duck, peacock and rooster, jackdaw and goose! (what else?)
The page has only this illustration, no text.
Page 395. Herodotus people
A fire in the background, with smoke; a woman in mediaeval dress drinks a cup of coffee froma styofoam cup; nine naked people wander around. These are the people described by the “historian” Herodotus, such asthe people withfeet pointing backwards, or with six arms, or two heads, or no head or [...] [more...]
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