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~Sphaera Mundi.
Author: Johannes de Sacrobosco (John Holybush) (British (?), active Paris ca. 1220–ca. 1256)
Author: George von Peuerbach (Austrian, Peuerbach 1423–1461 Vienna)
Author: Johann Regiomontanus (German, Königsberg 1436–1476 Rome)
Publisher: Erhard Ratdolt (German, Augsburg ca. 1447–ca. 1528 Augsburg)
Published in: Venice
Date: 1485
Medium: Printed book with woodcut illustrations printed or colored with stencils in one, two, and three colors. Many marginal notes and sketches in brown ink.

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In 1860 the first Japanese embassy to tour the United States witnessed the launch of two hot air balloons. Philadelphia planned this spectacular event to welcome their guests. This woodcut is a close copy of an illustration from the published diary of an embassy member. The Japanese had never before seen hot air balloons and artists were inspired by the human flying machines. Happy National Aviation Day!

Picture of a Balloon,” 1861 (Edo Period, 1615–1868), by Baisotei Gengyo

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These look like the perfect coloring pages. And, *bonus*, they are from one of the most important illustrated printed book of the Renaissance, Franceso Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (“Strife of Love in the Dream of Poliphilus”).

The mysterious hieroglyphs and arcane symbols found in the woodcuts of Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (“Strife of Love in the Dream of Poliphilus”) were highly influential to artists through the 19th century.

This rare first edition volume from 1499 is held in the @menilcollection-blog​ — but it is also available for free through the Getty Research Portal.

Browse more books from the first 50 years of printing in Europe: http://bit.ly/2ajCZqp


This week’s pick from the Getty Research Portal, a one-stop shop for public domain art history books.