An ottoman miniature portraying the whale ejecting the prophet Jonah, from Turkey at the end of the 16th century.

JOJO POST Star GATES: Ancient Sky,earth, underwater and underground living? An ottoman miniature portraying the whale ejecting (someone) the prophet Jonah, from Turkey at the end of the century.

Victorian Health. Image: Washing the streets of Covent Garden to prevent the spread of Cholera, 1894

Cholera started in the summer of 1832 in Manhattan. Over of the people in Manhattan came down with cholera. Cholera killed about 100 people per day.

This image is taken from Leo Belgicus and shows a map in the shape of a lion. This was produced in Amsterdam between 1600 and 1750.

Image taken from Leo Belgicus. Artificiosa et geographica tabula sub Leonis figura XVII. Originally published/produced in Amsterdam,

From the Asian and African Studies blog post 'Morbid Meditations in Thai Manuscript Art'. Image: Fragment of a manual of a Buddhist mystic (yogacavara) on meditation practices, including morbid meditations.

The extraordinarily diverse collections in Asian and African Studies constitute one of the world’s finest resources for the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'Prepare to meet your doom'. Image: Detail of a miniature showing the punishment of cardinal sinners in Hell, from the ‘Divine Comedy’ by Dante Alighieri, Italy (Tuscany), 1444-c. 1450.

Detail of a miniature showing the punishment of cardinal sinners in Hell, from the ‘Divine Comedy’ by Dante Alighieri, Italy (Tuscany), Yates Thompson MS f.

A dandellion illustration in a Dutch book from 1175.

A dandellion illustration in a Dutch manuscript (source and title unknown, but to beautiful not to pin) from

From the Asian and African Studies blog post 'New display of Southeast Asian manuscripts'.

The extraordinarily diverse collections in Asian and African Studies constitute one of the world’s finest resources for the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

From the blog post 'British Library collaborative PhD studentship'.

Image taken from page 25 of 'The Men in the Moon: or, the 'Devil to pay.' With thirteen cuts [by George Cruikshank], etc. [A satirical poem-chiefly in reference to the proceedings of Messrs Cobbett, Hunt, and others.

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