27 April 2008

How to Display a Dragon Flying in the Air, and other Monstrous Images of Things


EXPERIMENTUM XIII.
In aere draconem volantem aliaque portentosa simulacra rerum exhibere.

From Physiologia Kircheriana experimentalis (1680), edited by Athanasius Kircher's student Johann Kestler. The entire book is scanned here; you can learn more about flying dragons on page 118.

3 comments:

Ojalanpoika said...

Would you be excited about the dinoglyf figures made by the ancient man as shown in here:
http://www.helsinki.fi/~pjojala/dinosaur.htm

pauli.ojala@gmail.com
Biochemist, dropout (MSci - Master of Sciing)
Evolutionary critic

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