the-paintrist:

Robert Salmon - Picture of the ‘Dream’ pleasure Yacht - 1839
oil on panel, 42 × 62.2 cm (16.5 × 24.5 in)
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

the-paintrist:

Robert Salmon - Picture of the ‘Dream’ pleasure Yacht - 1839

oil on panel, 42 × 62.2 cm (16.5 × 24.5 in)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

hitku:

Douglas Smith

hitku:

Douglas Smith

fossilera:

Just added for sale on FossilEra.com a beautiful Lochovella (Reedops) deckeri trilobite from the famous Black Cat Mountain of Oklahoma.  This specimen was prepared by the world renown preparitor Carroll ho’s famous for his work on these trilobites.  Laying right next to it is a complete negative of another trilobite a Huntonia huntonensis.

Details or to Purchase: http://www.fossilera.com/fossils/prone-lochovella-reedops-with-huntonia-negative

cretaceoushunter:

Europelta carbonensis by Román García Mora

cretaceoushunter:

Europelta carbonensis by Román García Mora

paleoillustration:

Andalgalornis by Chris MasnaRedbubble StoreSociety6

englishsnow:

Roche Abbey

englishsnow:

Roche Abbey

laclefdescoeurs:

Sunrise, Capri, Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé

laclefdescoeurs:

Sunrise, Capri, Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé

paleoillustration:

Nasutoceratops tittusi by Román García Mora:

"Paleo-reconstruction of a pack of Nasutoceratops titusi, a ceratopsian dinosaur from the Kaiparowits Formation, Late Cretaceus of Noth America.”

time-for-maps:

Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum.

time-for-maps:

Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum.

a-l-ancien-regime:

Claude-Joseph Vernet, “The Shipwreck,” 1772

a-l-ancien-regime:

Claude-Joseph Vernet, “The Shipwreck,” 1772

weetweetie:

Gerardus Mercator’s first map

The first map that the great cartographer published himself (at age 25) was a map of Palestine, in 1537: Terra Sanctae descriptio ad utriusque testamente intelligentiam (“A description of the Holy Land for understanding both testaments”). It aimed to help people in their Bible studies, a Protestant notion that may have been part of what aroused the suspicions of the authorities and caused his seven months prison sentence. Above a (low resolution) photograph of a map facsimile held at the Istituto Geografico Militare in Firenze, Italy, from an original at the Communal Library of Perugia, Italy.

Below that a much better map produced later on, by Mercator and another renowned Dutch cartographer, Jodocus Hondius. Terra Sancta que in Terra Promissionis ol: Palestina. For sale in antique map shops. Note “Hierusalem” at 32 N, 69 E… they use funny longitudes.

Note that in the first map, West is up; in the second, East is up. At the time the area was part of the Ottoman empire.