Posts tagged reblogged

mythologyofblue:

A vanishing horizon, as found in Samuel Pepys, View of Tangier by Hendrick Danckerts, 1669, as found inThe Illlustrated Pepys: Extracts from the Diary (selected and edited by Robert Latham)

elizabethplaid:

Thread samples in the front of Design for Church Embroidery by A.R., Alethea Wiel (1894)

“The colour card at the beginning of the book has been insered by the kind permission of Messrs. Liberty & Co., of Regent Street, London; and A. R. cannot say enough in prais of their colours and filo floss silks sold by them. Many of the colours, she says, are perfect; and this verdict is made after comparing them with many original pictures of the old masters in Italy and elsewhere - the shades of red, green, blue, and browns being spoken of with special praise.”
mythologyofblue:


Distribution of birds according to height of flight (in a variegated sky), Fig. 27, as found in The atmosphere by Camille Flammarion and James Glaisher, 1873

mythologyofblue:

Distribution of birds according to height of flight (in a variegated sky), Fig. 27, as found in The atmosphere by Camille Flammarion and James Glaisher, 1873

mythologyofblue:

William Scoresby (Jr.), Distance obscured in Plate V: …Of Jan Mayen: Smoke was seen to issue in May 1818, from An account of the Arctic regions with a history and description of the Northern Whale-Fishery, Vol. 2

mythologyofblue:

William Scoresby (Jr.), Distance obscured in Plate V: …Of Jan Mayen: Smoke was seen to issue in May 1818, from An account of the Arctic regions with a history and description of the Northern Whale-Fishery, Vol. 2