'I ask you to keep the images and albums with the numerous drawings and models that I created for you humans.'
The Leonardo of Wermsdorf: technical illustrations by Karl Hans (Joachim) Janke
Les Fleurs Animées by JJ Grandville, 1847. Brought to you by the perennial mefite favorite BibliOdyssey (Previously)
If you are a fan of longtime MeFite peacay's extraordinary blog, BibliOdyssey - and who isn't? - you can now get the coffee table version, The Annotated Archives of BibliOdyssey. (Or, in the U.S.) Forward by artist Dinos Chapman (NSFW). Kudos, peacay! Via.
BibliOdyssey is a new and spectacular compendium of the printed image. From detailed posts on Rare Books of the Japanese Diet Library to a look at some strange illustrations for The Master and the Margarita, the site has a broad range and an eclectic composition authorized by the quality of the posts. Other highlights include Micrographia, a mysterious Astronomické České, the prints of Jacques Callot, and images from Sydney Parkinson's journal of his explorations of New Zealand and Australia. Be sure to look through the archives.