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On June 4, 1784, at the age of 19, a French opera singer named Élisabeth Thible became the first woman aeronaut in history by ascending in a hot air balloon in Lyon. A painter named M. Fleuranthad had been scheduled … Continue reading
Cornelis Anthonisz: Pig on Top of the World (1541-1545)
Illustration from Il cavallo da maneggio [The Arena Horse] by Giovanni Battista di Galiberto (1650), showing the anatomy of the horse and sites of common ailments and wounds. The full title of the work is Il cavallo da maneggio. : Libro. Dove … Continue reading
Illustration from The Children’s Object Book (F. Warne & Co., 1880’s) (source)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Allegorical Frontispiece of Rome and its history from Le Antichita Romane (1756)
“Der Götter und Riesenkampff bey dem Weltuntergang” [The Gods and the Great Battle at the Apocalypse]; illustration from The World Theater, or The Universal World History From Creation To The Year 1840, etc. by C Strahlheim (1834-41).