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  1. KorbenDallas

    Movie | Assassin's Creed (2016)

    Title: Assassin's Creed (2016) Tagline: Your destiny is in your blood. Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Director: Justin Kurzel Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed, James Sobol...
  2. 1572 City Plan of Cairo olim Babylon

    1572 City Plan of Cairo olim Babylon

    Cairo is said to number 30,000 houses altogether. There are very many princely palaces and temples here, but also many hospices, schools and baths and large buildings containing the tombs of important persons. The streets contain such a throng of people, horses and mules that it is not possible...
  3. 1773 City Plan of Rome

    1773 City Plan of Rome

    A later edition of Nolli's reduced copy of his large 12 sheet plan of Rome. In this 1773 edition, the author added the three new churches built since the 1748 plan, namely the church of San Paolo Primo Eremita, completed in 1785, the church of Santa Caterina da Siena, rebuilt between 1766 and...
  4. 1557 City Plan of Rome

    1557 City Plan of Rome

    Engraved plan of Rome, engraved by N. Beatrizet for Antonio Lafreri in Rome. Author's initials in lower left corner: NB. The map depicts hills, the major monuments and shows the walls and fortifications constructed in Rome in 1556 and 1557, under the direction of Camillo Orsini during the reign...
  5. Merlin and a Giant

    Merlin and a Giant

    Merlin being assisted by a giant at Stonehenge, circa 1150 AD
  6. Miss Rosa Wedstedt

    Miss Rosa Wedstedt

    Miss Rosa Wedstedt the Tallest, Youngest, and Most Beautiful Giantess Ever Known.
  7. The Hugo Brothers

    The Hugo Brothers

    Familial gigantism in the two Hugo brothers. Top row: Battista Ugo (Baptiste Hugo), 1876–1916, reached a height of 2.30 m (7 ft, 7 in) and Paolo Antonio Ugo (Antoine Hugo), 1887–1914, reached a height of 2.25 m (7 ft, 5 in). Bottom row: the parents of the Ugo brothers, Teresa Chiardola...
  8. The Vision of the Blessed Clare of Rimini

    The Vision of the Blessed Clare of Rimini

    The Vision of the Blessed Clare of Rimini - Francesco Da Rimini
  9. The fall of the Giants from Mount Olympus

    The fall of the Giants from Mount Olympus

    The fall of the Giants from Mount Olympus by Giulio Romano. Palazzo del Te, Mantua, Italy. 1530-1532.
  10. Gigantic Savages

    Gigantic Savages

    This engraving is based on the exploits of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The sketch and the quote are from a letter written about the "giant natives" of the island Tierra del Fuego, circa 1499-1500.
  11. 1623 Cuba lnsula and Hispaniola

    1623 Cuba lnsula and Hispaniola

    "This is the first edition with the name of Henricus Hondius on the title page. The Latin Atlas is enlarged with the same six new maps of French provinces as appeared in the 1619 French edition (1:113): (49) Saintonge, (54) Picardie, (55) Champagne, (56) Beauvais, (60) Bourbonnais, and (62)...
  12. 1595 South America and West Indies

    1595 South America and West Indies

    An extraordinary map of South America, the Caribbean islands, and Florida, shown on a horizontal axis. This is one of the most striking and decorative maps of South America and is an important early record of the continent. The map is oriented with north to the right and includes Florida and the...
  13. 1656 Africa. Empires of Monomotapa and Monoemugi

    1656 Africa. Empires of Monomotapa and Monoemugi

    Copper engraved double page map of southern part of Africa, hand colored in outline, with decorative cartouche. Showing political and administrative boundaries, major cities, villages, landmarks, rivers, mountains, drainage, etc. Relief shown pictorially.
  14. 1623 Africa Ex Magna Orbis Terre Descriptione

    1623 Africa Ex Magna Orbis Terre Descriptione

    "This is the first edition with the name of Henricus Hondius on the title page. The Latin Atlas is enlarged with the same six new maps of French provinces as appeared in the 1619 French edition (1:113): (49) Saintonge, (54) Picardie, (55) Champagne, (56) Beauvais, (60) Bourbonnais, and (62)...
  15. 1597 Florida et Apalche

    1597 Florida et Apalche

    Uncolored engraved double page map of Florida and the Southeast Coast of North America, part of Cuba and Bahamas. Shows cities, towns, landmarks, rivers, forests and mountains. Relief shown pictorially. Includes decorative title cartouche.
  16. 1652 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula

    1652 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula

    Hand colored in outline map of the world on Mercator's projection. surrounding the map include twelve Roman emperors at the top and bottom, with six groups of national figures and eight vignettes of principal cities at the sides, in the corners are female allegorical representations of the...
  17. KorbenDallas

    Troy: X marked the spot for centuries, but the ruins were only identified in 1822

    Could you please elaborate on what this Corneşti-Iarcuri has to do with Troy? Pretty sure I missed something.
  18. KorbenDallas

    Troy: X marked the spot for centuries, but the ruins were only identified in 1822

    Isn't it interesting how flammable those stone structures were? Well, may be we are simply trained to think that they could burn that easy? I am not sure if having a sea nearby would be a requirement for Troy. From what we know it sounds like it should be. Yet, this Corneşti-Iarcuri does...
  19. KorbenDallas

    I have never seen books like this.

    I have never seen books like this.
  20. Cornelius Magrath

    Cornelius Magrath

    Cornelius Magrath (1736–1760) was an Irish giant born in Tipperary. In 1752 he came to Cork for salt water treatments to alleviate the pain of his rapid growth. While there, many persuaded him to exhibit himself for pay. In January 1753 he was already a huge star in London, England as the press...
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