Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Antiquity’

Here there be dragons

I’m currently reading Island of Lost Maps (WorldCat) and I came to the point in the book where the author mentions that a version of Ptolemy’s Geographia sells for over a million dollars. I searched and found a reproduction of Ptolemaeus Munster Geographia, 1540 (WorldCat), that was printed in 1966. I’m having so much fun trying to place current cities on the old maps.

I believe Treva is modern day Hamburg

Monsters at the edges of the map

Monsters at the edges of the map

India and the rest of the Orient

Detail of the edge of the world

Read Full Post »

Two books that at first glance may not have much in common:

Graven Images, by Allan Ludwig (WorldCat)

The MS-DOS Encyclopedia, Microsoft Press, Edited by Ray Duncan (WorldCat)

Both deal with the dead, and speak of the symbols and glyphs chosen to represent them. And while the subjects of Graven Images date back some 300-400 years, The MS-DOS Encyclopedia only goes back twenty. However, that equates to about 350 Internet Years.

Death and Time

"Death and Time"

Detail of map of graves

Detail of map of graves

At 1500+ pages, the MS-DOS Encyclopedia is about 75 cents wide

At 1500+ pages, the MS-DOS Encyclopedia is about 75 cents wide

64K of memory - what to do with it all?

64K of memory - what to do with it all?

I think this snippet of code was used to stop Master Control in Tron

I think this snippet of code was used to stop Master Control in Tron

More pics at Flickr.

Read Full Post »