Illustrations from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt - كتاب عجائب المخلوقات وغرائب الموجودات) by Zakarīyā’ ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī, originally published in 1283.

blue - fish - Illustrations from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt - كتاب عجائب المخلوقات وغرائب الموجودات) by Zakarīyā’ ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī, originally published in

This is beyond bizarre - from the Luttrell Psalter, anonymous medieval manuscript known for its scenes of daily life and otherworldly beings.

Man Catching Bees - 14th C. Book of Hours.

A man catching bees in a bag. British Library, Stowe MS Folio (how crazy was that?

From a manuscript about the Schembart Carnival held in Nuremberg between 1449 and 1539.

INSPIRATION Schembart Carnival Manuscript Just one of the many amazing costumes featured in this manuscript about the carnival held in Nuremberg between 1449 and

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 22913, detail of f.186v. St Augustine, De civitate dei (French translation by Raoul de Presle). 1370-1380.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 22913, detail of f.186v. St Augustine, De civitate dei (French translation by Raoul de Presle). 1370-1380.

Demon with a sinner in a headlock. Matfré Ermengau, Breviari d’amor et Lettre à sa soeur, 14th century. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 857,

Demon detail with a sinner in a headlock. Matfré Ermengau, Breviari amor and Letter to his sister, century.

"Monkfish"

sacredeyeofhathor: The common Monk fish Taken from Petri Bellonii Cenomani De aquatilibus, libri duo …; 1553 (i.

Reception of François Ier at Lyons, 1515

Original pin says: Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, Cod. Empfang König Franz’ I. in Lyon [Reception of François Ier at Lyons in July

Brother Lawrence Sum King. Sum of vices and virtues, "Beast of the Apocalypse", Librairie du Louvre, Français 938, f. 8v. Laurent d'Orléans. La Somme le Roi (1294).

demonagerie: “ Librairie du Louvre, Français f. La Somme le Roi Rev ‘And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven.

20 Bizarre Examples Of Medieval Marginalia

Copenhagen, The Royal Library, Thott 290, p.91. Hans Thalhofer. Alte Armatur und Ringkunst Bavaria, 1459.

Copenhagen, The Royal Library, Thott Hans Thalhofer. Alte Armatur und Ringkunst Bavaria, This page is from Konrad Kyeser& Bellifortis

A man vomiting a fox

Weird Medieval Marginalia Part III Because sometimes Medieval monks got bored…

Mirror of History, Unknown Flemish, Ghent, 1475.

Mirror of History Unknown Flemish, Ghent, about 1475 Tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment bound between wood boards covered with brown morocco MS.

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