This amazing image is part of a series of maps in a manuscript from the 1460s. What is striking is not just that we can so clearly recognize Europe, Asia and Africa, but that these continents are depicted so incredibly beautifully, in deep blue and gold. The map seems to float in space and above it various winds are blowing, produced by men with toy trumpets. Clouds are quietly drifting by. Who can resist jumping in and becoming part of this intoxicating blue world?
Pic: New York, Public Library, MS 87 (15th century). More blue maps from this book here.
you did perfectly 8/8
i like that there are recurring trends re: akamido, spiders, me disliking too many things to list, me being bi for akashi
and yeah i don’t actually have a nickname lol carlita is a carla bruni joke
thank you friend!! ^__^
8/8 you know me too well (you’re the only person who calls me carlita still tho lol)
i am O U T R A G E D that you didn’t include rice krispies in my likes tho, rice krispies are my one and only weakness. but well you included akamido so i guess it makes up for it shrugs
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Bust of Juliette Récamier (back view) by Joseph Chinard,
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