The Gygerkarte, or Gyger Map (and detail), made in 1667 by Hans Conrad Gyger and one of the first ever to represent a landscape in this intricate and accurate fashion.
Athanasius Kircher welcomes guests to the Collegio Romano. Kircher speculated in his time that “plague in general is a living thing,” as this Public Domain Review piece explains.
A vision of London in 2500 AD, from Greys, cigarettes notable for “their exceptional Bigness.”
Thunder – Takashi Ito, 1982
Album art for Minotaur Shock’s Orchard
Giorgio Morandi – Landscape, Grizzana (1932)
These grotesque yet delicate illustrations by J.K. Lambert are from Ingrid Lundgren’s “The Brothers Lionheart,” a favorite book from my childhood. I couldn’t find good copies of them online and so photographed them myself as best I could without taking the book apart.