April 22, 2014
myimaginarybrooklyn:

auspiciousplatypus:
"A Book of Four-Footed Beasts”, London,1666. 

Dragon, naturally.

myimaginarybrooklyn:

auspiciousplatypus:

"A Book of Four-Footed Beasts”, London,1666. 

Dragon, naturally.

April 22, 2014

uimapcoll:

April 21, 1943: The “Surgeon’s Photograph” was published in the Daily Mail, purporting to be proof of the Loch Ness Monster’s existence.

In honor of Nessie, a host of sea monsters! And a little bit of Loch Ness thrown in.

Maps:  Magnus, Olaus. “Carta Marina.” Sea monsters: a voyage around the world’s most beguiling map / Joe Nigg. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Tatton, Gabriel. Nova et rece terraum [sic] et regnorum Californiae, novae Hispaeiae Mexicanae, et Peruvia … / M. Tattonus celebrem sydrogeographó edita ; Benjamin Wright Anglus caelator.  [New York] : American Heritage, [196-?]

Arrowsmith, Aaron, 1750-1823. Map of Scotland, from original materials… [London], 1811.

Hondius, Jodocus. Septentrio America. [Amsterdam], 1606.

Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673. “Americae: Nova tabula.” The third centenary edition of Johan Blaeu Le grand atlas; ou, Cosmographie blaviane. Amsterdam, 1663. Amsterdam, 1967-

Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552. Typus universalis / Sebastian Münster.  [St. Louis] : Roy Wenzlick and Co., [196-?]

Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598. Typus orbis terrarum : quid ei postest videri magnum in rebus humanis, cvi … / map by Abraham Ortelius, 1590.  New York : Penn Prints, [1986?]

Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598. Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio. Reproduced from his Theatrum orbis terrarum published in Antwerp.  [Antwerp] 1587. St. Louis, R. Wenzlick [1954]

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April 21, 2014
The Closing of the Academic Mind

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Filed under: academia higher education 
April 16, 2014
John Daniel Davidson - The Fog of the Obamacare War

April 14, 2014
themorningnews:


A man follows his grandparents’ trek to Morocco—where the Alaouite Dynasty has ruled since 1666—to search for so-called “sacred music” amid a feedback loop of riots, arrests, and the promise of miracles.

"The Moroccan Deception" by John Davidson

Just saw that The Morning News posted this link to a long piece on Morocco I did for them last year.

themorningnews:

A man follows his grandparents’ trek to Morocco—where the Alaouite Dynasty has ruled since 1666—to search for so-called “sacred music” amid a feedback loop of riots, arrests, and the promise of miracles.

"The Moroccan Deception" by John Davidson

Just saw that The Morning News posted this link to a long piece on Morocco I did for them last year.

April 14, 2014
blue-voids:

Henri Matisse working on The Dance (1910)

blue-voids:

Henri Matisse working on The Dance (1910)

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April 11, 2014
John Daniel Davidson - LBJ & Civil Rights, Revised

My latest for NRO, on the Civil Rights Summit that just concluded here in Austin.

April 4, 2014

theparisreview:

The uncommon birds of George Edwards, born today in 1694.

April 1, 2014

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March 31, 2014

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